Become a Dementia Friend

Dementia Friends - Change The Way You View The Condition

With an estimated 5,500 living with dementia in the East Riding today residents are being encouraged to find out more about the condition and become ‘’.

To coincide with Dementia Awareness Week (15-21 May) a series of sessions are to be held at , , in on Sunday 15 May and Sunday 22 May, 11.35am-12.20pm.

sessions are run by volunteer Champions, who are trained and supported by the Alzheimer’s Society, and provide information about dementia and the small things can do to help live well with dementia.

Councillor , council portfolio holder for adult and carer services, said: “As a local authority we are proud to be supporting the Alzheimer’s Society in offering sessions.

“The sessions are a great way to find out more about dementia which affects over 5,000 living in the East Riding.

“With this figure set to rise to around 9,100 by 2030 it is more important than ever before that we all play our part in helping to build dementia friendly communities for the future.”

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The free information sessions are for anyone over the age of 14.
No previous experience or knowledge of dementia is required but participants need to want to know a little bit more about what it is like living with dementia and to turn that understanding into action which could make a real difference to somebody’s life.

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