People with dementia sometimes need a helping hand to go about their daily lives and feel included in their local community. To provide this helping hand, Dementia Friends aims to give people an understanding of dementia and the small things that they can do to make a difference to people affected by dementia. A Dementia Friend is someone who learns a little bit more about what it is like to live with dementia and then turns that understanding into simple actions that can help people with dementia live well. From helping someone to find the right bus to spreading the word about dementia on social media; every action counts.
Our Dementia Friends programme focuses on 5 key messages that we believe everyone should know about dementia:-