The Honor Oak Wellness Room is pleased to host a Dementia Friends session.
Dementia Friends is the biggest ever initiative to transform how the nation thinks, acts and talks about dementia. Dementia doesn’t care who you are; it could affect us all. Because public understanding is so poor, people with dementia often feel – and are – misunderstood, marginalised and isolated. And that means that they’re less likely to be able to live independently in their own communities.
We urgently need to create a climate of kindness and understanding, so that everyone affected by dementia feels part of, not apart from, society.
Becoming a Dementia Friend simply means finding out more about how dementia affects a person – and then, armed with this understanding, doing small everyday things that help. For example, being patient in a shop queue, or spending time with someone you know who’s living with dementia.
Every action counts, no matter how small. United, we can transform the dementia landscape.
Please join us for an informal session to learn more about what it is like to live with dementia and turn that understanding into action. Dr Phuong Leung would like to extend the session for questions afterwards. She aims to answer questions related to cognitive and psychosocial interventions in dementia research.
There will be tea and coffee provided after the session.
The session is open to anyone interested in dementia or becoming a Dementia Friend. Registration is mandatory as spaces are limited.