Knowsley Council is supporting the Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Friends campaign – the biggest ever initiative to transform the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about dementia.
Dementia can affect anyone and people who have dementia often feel misunderstood, marginalised and isolated. That means that they’re less likely to be able to live independently in their own communities.
However, by working better together, we can all play our part and gain a better understanding of dementia and becoming a Dementia Friend.
This simply means finding out more about how dementia affects a person – 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.
If you’re interested in becoming a Dementia Friend, or want to find out more, the Alzheimer’s Society are holding a drop-in session on Tuesday, 25 September from 10am until 4pm at The Old School House, St John’s Road, Huyton.