Staff from Bromley’s Solicitors LLP have become ‘Dementia Friends’ as part of a campaign to tackle the stigma and lack of understanding around the condition.
The group attended a free one-hour Information Session held at their offices in Ashton–under-Lyne run by local Dementia Friends Champion Judith Stockton.
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. The charity wants there to be four million Dementia Friends with the know-how to help people with dementia feel understood and included in their community by 2020.
Alzheimer’s Society research shows that 850,000 people in the UK have a form of dementia, more than half have Alzheimer’s disease. In less than ten years a million people will be living with dementia. This will soar to 1.7 million people by 2051.
Alzheimer’s Society works in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, championing the rights of people living with dementia and the millions of people who care for them.
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