Dementia Friend event in Yate

March 29 2015

A Free Dementia Friend event has been arranged to help people in the local area recognise and understand dementia in our community.

Dementia Friend

A Free Dementia Friend event has been arranged to help people in the local area recognise and understand dementia in our community.
The event is free and is being run by Prospective MP Luke Hall and the Alzheimer’s society, alongside local residents Jon Shaw and Phil Jones. It is aimed at training local people to spot the signs of dementia in other people in the home or in the community.
Dementia Friends will learn a little bit about what it’s like to live with dementia and will help people turn that understanding into action. This could be helping someone find the right bus or being patient in a till queue if someone with dementia is taking longer to pay.
The free event will be held in Shire Way Community Association on the 2nd April between 1pm and 2pm. This is the first Dementia Friend event that Luke Hall has held alongside local residents, who is hoping to organise Dementia Friend events around South Gloucestershire if elected as the local MP.
Luke said: “Being a Dementia Friend is not about volunteering or fundraising, it helps local people have a better understanding of how it affects people in our community. I am hugely grateful to Jon and Phil for helping to organise the event and I hope that many people from the local area are able to attend.”
The event is free, but please book early to avoid disappointment, please email Luke Hall at luke@lukehall.org.uk or telephone Jon Shaw on 07709 423675.