3 out of 4 Gibraltarians know someone with dementia which means that there are people you work with every day who are touched in some way by it.
Chances are your workplace also interacts daily with customers or clients who have a personal link to dementia.
Dementia can impact the workplace in many ways. It could be the daily challenges of someone at work managing the early stages of dementia, or a caregiver juggling work and care.
Organisations that recognise and support people living with dementia can make a big difference to both them as customers and their carers. By recognizing the symptoms and demonstrating an understanding to customers who may be having problems they can improve their day-to-day lives.
Becoming a Dementia Friend is an excellent way for workplaces to better understand dementia and to become positive forces in the lives of those living with it.
You can also become a Dementia Friends Champion and encourage your colleagues to become Dementia Friends and make a difference to people living with dementia.
It’s easy to become a Dementia Friends Champion by attending a Champion Induction Session you will learn how to run Dementia Friends Information Sessions to inspire other people to create a dementia friendly environment.