Tag: Dementia Friends

Caerphilly-based carers become Dementia Friends

Caerphilly-based carers become Dementia Friends

Caerphilly-based carers are celebrating their 50th member of staff becoming a Dementia Friend. Sydnee Pearce, who joined Radis Community Care last month, is the branch’s latest recruit to become a Dementia Friend. The local home care company supported the national campaign, organised by Alzheimer’s Society, by providing free training to its community of carers.   […]

9th November 2017 | By | Reply More
Primary school children become Dementia Friends

Primary school children become Dementia Friends

Twenty-seven junior school pupils from local school, St Benedict’s Primary School in Hindley, have attended a dementia awareness session promoting discussion and understanding of how to engage with people who are living with dementia, led by Marie Calderbank from specialist care village, Belong Wigan.   Marie delivered the session to pupils to highlight how to […]

11th July 2017 | By | Reply More
Slough care staff become Dementia Friends

Slough care staff become Dementia Friends

Slough based seakr carers are celebrating becoming Dementia Friends after undertaking a workshop during Dementia Awareness Week.    The Berkshire based care organisation supported the national campaign, organised by Alzheimer’s Society, by providing free training to its community of carers.   The Dementia Friends is a national movement to spread awareness of dementia, inspiring people […]

24th May 2017 | By | Reply More
Care home making Greenwich a dementia friendly place

Care home making Greenwich a dementia friendly place

The team and residents at a Sanctuary Care home in Greenwich have set themselves a mission to make their local community as dementia friendly as possible. People are being invited to Riverlee Residential and Nursing Home, to learn about the small things they can do to make a big difference to the lives of people […]

13th February 2017 | By | Reply More
Huddersfield fan raises awareness as Dementia Friends launch football campaign

Huddersfield fan raises awareness as Dementia Friends launch football campaign

Alzheimer’s Society is teaming up with football clubs across the country on the new Team Dementia Friends campaign to make the nation’s favourite sport more dementia-friendly.   The UK’s leading dementia charity is asking all 111 Premier League and English Football League and Women’s Super League clubs across England and Wales to run Dementia Friends […]

8th November 2016 | By | Reply More
Catterick care home’s call to create dementia friendly community

Catterick care home’s call to create dementia friendly community

A Catterick Garrison Nursing home has committed to raising awareness and understanding of Dementia to help improve the lives of people living with the condition in the local community – and is encouraging other local organisations to do the same. Rosedale Nursing Home, which provides residential and nursing care for up to 65 people including […]

29th September 2016 | By | Reply More
Hallmark Care Homes celebrate after making 1000 people Dementia Friends

Hallmark Care Homes celebrate after making 1000 people Dementia Friends

Team members at award-winning care provider, Hallmark Care Homes are celebrating after they made over 1000 people Dementia Friends in May.   Dementia Champion’s at Hallmark Care Homes’ 15 facilities ran numerous Dementia Friends sessions for team members, relatives and members of the local community throughout May as part of the care provider’s commitment to […]

6th June 2016 | By | Reply More
Essex care home helps school children become Dementia Friends during Dementia Awareness Week

Essex care home helps school children become Dementia Friends during Dementia Awareness Week

Pupils at St. Andrews Primary School in Halstead, Essex had a lesson in what it’s like to live with dementia when a member of the Care UK team from the nearby Colne View care home dropped in to the school during Dementia Awareness Week (15-21 May).   David Martins, customer relations manager at Care UK’s […]

3rd June 2016 | By | Reply More
Wigan care worker wins national recognition for pioneering work on dementia education

Wigan care worker wins national recognition for pioneering work on dementia education

Marie Calderbank, a member of staff at specialist care village, Belong Wigan, has received national recognition for her community work in spreading awareness and understanding of dementia to the public, encouraging individuals to look past the condition and see the individual inside.   Marie, Experience Co-ordinator at Belong Wigan, was recognised in the form of […]

13th January 2016 | By | Reply More
New dementia-friendly care home in Diss gets stamp of approval

New dementia-friendly care home in Diss gets stamp of approval

Trustees of Greensleeves Homes Trust visited their latest care home, De Lucy House in Diss in Norfolk, to show their full support for the Alzheimer’s Society national ‘Dementia Friends’ campaign which aims to help people develop a better understanding of dementia. De Lucy House in Diss is the award-winning charity’s new, purpose-built, 60-bed care home […]

11th November 2015 | By | Reply More
Alzheimer’s Society calls for the UK to defeat dementia stigma by becoming Dementia Friends

Alzheimer’s Society calls for the UK to defeat dementia stigma by becoming Dementia Friends

On World Alzheimer’s Day, Alzheimer’s Society is urging the British public to tackle the unacceptable stigma experienced every day by people with dementia, by becoming a Dementia Friend and persuading others to do the same. This comes as the charity announces that nearly 1.3 million people have already taken part in the initiative, making it […]

21st September 2015 | By | Reply More
Care home hosts Dementia Friends session

Care home hosts Dementia Friends session

A Skelmersdale care home has hosted a session to increase awareness of what it is like to live with dementia.   Local Dementia Friends Champion Joe Sherville delivered a training session at the Birch Green Care Home, which resulted in seven members of staff signing up to the scheme.   Dementia Friends is a national […]

31st July 2015 | By | Reply More
New Dementia Champion for Harrogate, Ripon and Wetherby

New Dementia Champion for Harrogate, Ripon and Wetherby

Dementia Friends is an initiative run by Alzheimer’s Society and is the biggest ever programme aimed at changing the nation’s perception of dementia. Anybody can become a ‘Dementia Friend’ by learning a bit more about what it’s like to live with dementia and turning that understanding into a practical action – anything from behaving patiently […]

3rd June 2015 | By | Reply More
Alzheimer’s Society achieves one million Dementia Friends ambition

Alzheimer’s Society achieves one million Dementia Friends ambition

The biggest ever social action movement to change perceptions of dementia is celebrating creating one million Dementia Friends. Just over two years since it was launched, Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme is now transforming the way the nation thinks, talks and acts about the condition.  Dementia Friends is one of the many ways that Alzheimer’s […]

23rd February 2015 | By | Reply More
Hundreds of thousands with dementia facing exclusion this Christmas

Hundreds of thousands with dementia facing exclusion this Christmas

This festive period, people living with dementia are at significant risk of being isolated, according to new findings revealed by Alzheimer’s Society. New figures released last week reveal that a lack of understanding about the condition has led to those with dementia being excluded during what should be a joyful time of year.   A […]

23rd December 2014 | By | Reply More
Alternative Futures Group sign up 200 Dementia Friends

Alternative Futures Group sign up 200 Dementia Friends

A North West charity has reached a milestone after signing up its first two hundred Dementia Friends.   Alternative Futures Group (AFG), recently voted Charity of the Year, has supported staff to become Dementia Champions as part of the Alzheimer’s Society campaign to create one million Dementia Friends by 2015.   AFG supports more than […]

5th December 2014 | By | Reply More
Cabinet follows David Cameron’s lead becoming Dementia Friends

Cabinet follows David Cameron’s lead becoming Dementia Friends

The Cabinet followed David Cameron’s lead and all became Dementia Friends today (02 December) as part of a nationwide initiative, run by Alzheimer’s Society, to raise awareness and understanding of dementia. As part of the Dementia Friends information session, members of the cabinet learnt more about dementia and the little things they can do to […]

2nd December 2014 | By | Reply More
Ash frontman, Tim Wheeler releases album about father’s experience of dementia

Ash frontman, Tim Wheeler releases album about father’s experience of dementia

Tim Wheeler of the band Ash has recorded a heartfelt debut solo album in response to the loss of his father, George, who lived with dementia.  During the course of the 11 songs which make up ‘Lost Domain’, Tim charts the progression of his father’s condition, battles to come to terms with his death and […]

4th November 2014 | By | Reply More
Care home staff become Dementia Friends

Care home staff become Dementia Friends

Staff at a Middlesbrough care home are becoming Dementia Friends after launching a social action group to tackle the negative assumptions surrounding the degenerative disease. The Gables Care Home, last week, held its first session for Dementia Friends with the aim of giving more people an understanding of dementia and the small things that could […]

29th October 2014 | By | Reply More
East Hill House roll out Dementia Friends Information Sessions

East Hill House roll out Dementia Friends Information Sessions

Staff at East Hill House care home have been working closely with Waitrose Petersfield to deliver the store’s first Dementia Friends Information Session.   The care home’s deputy manager, Rebecca Connolly, activities co-ordinator, Tracey Stokes and senior carer, Emma Bennett, delivered two training sessions at the branch, to give customer-facing staff a better understanding of […]

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