Because public understanding is quite poor, people with dementia often feel misunderstood, marginalised and isolated which means that they’re less likely to be able to live independently in their own communities.
We urgently need to create a climate of kindness and understanding, so that everyone affected by dementia feels part of, not apart from, society.
This simply means finding out more about how dementia affects a person – and then, armed with this understanding, doing small everyday things that help. For example, being patient in a shop queue, or spending time with someone you know who’s living with dementia.
Dementia North Halifax and Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends is doing just that, starting with The Illingworth Neighbourhood Watch Group who completed training to become Dementia Friends including a game of Dementia Friends Bingo.
Every action counts, no matter how small. United, we can transform the dementia landscape and that transformation starts with you so get involved and become a Dementia Friend today.
If you live in North Halifax, interested in the training and want to become a North Halifax Dementia Friend then join us at various venues over the coming months.
If you would like to know how you can get involved please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0300 555 0266