Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, talks and acts about the condition. Dementia touches the lives of millions of people across the UK. Dementia Friends was launched to tackle the stigma and lack of understanding that means many people with the condition experience loneliness and social exclusion.
Here at Anchusa Care we are committed to increasing the number of Dementia Friends in Hitchin and across North Herts. We run sessions for the general public and invite people from all walks of life to learn a little more about Dementia. There are currently 2 million Dementia Friends in the UK and Anchusa Care are playing a small part in helping the Alzheimer’s Society to reach their goal of 4 million Dementia Friends by 2020.
People are often happier if they can live independently in their own homes for longer. In villages, towns and cities where more people understand dementia, there is less fear and avoidance, and people living with dementia are included and supported to live independently for longer. Take one of Anchusa Care’s information sessions so you understand more about dementia and how you can turn your understanding into action. Every action counts.
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Send us your details and we will let you know when the next Dementia Friends session is taking place