According to recent statistics, 850,000 in the UK have Dementia.
That’s a scary figure, made even worse when you factor in that another 225,000 will develop dementia this year - that's one person every three minutes. Put simply, Dementia is the biggest health crisis facing society today.
There’s been a lot of hard work put in to raise awareness and raise funds to support the battle against Dementia, we’ve had Kick Off 4 Dementia which was a huge success, National Cupcake Day, which saw individuals and business take part to do their bit for the Alzheimer’s Society, as well as the upcoming campaign - Denim 4 Dementia (which takes place on July 6th)
Now you have the opportunity to become a Dementia Friend
Trinity Church centre will be holding a special interactive session on Monday 9th July between 10am – 11.15am. You can find more details here… https://www.thebestof.co.uk/local/barrow-and-furness/events/feature/become-a-dementia-friend/
Anyone of any age can become a Dementia Friend. Becoming a Dementia Friend involves learning a little bit more about what it's like to live with dementia, putting yourselves into their shoes, and then turning that understanding into action - anyone of any age can be a Dementia Friend. In this session you can learn more about dementia and the small ways you can help. From telling friends about Dementia Friends to visiting someone you know living with dementia, to being more patient - every action counts.
Please help make a big difference to those battling with dementia and become a Dementia Friend
For more information, please contact Sue Millard on 07851 517687