Care home shows support for the Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends campaign

Care home shows support for the Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends campaign

Care home shows support for the Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends campaign

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A care home in Harpenden has shown their support for the Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends campaign by producing their own unique take on the Forget Me Not campaign.

The activity team at Willow Court care home have joined the campaign to encourage people to become Dementia Friends - a Dementia Friend learns a little bit more about what it's like to live with dementia and then turns that understanding into action from helping someone to find the right bus to spreading the word about dementia.

The blue and yellow flower, which forms the logo for this initiative, has been reproduced as a knitted badge by Jenny Ryan, one of the activity co-ordinators at the care home in Aldwickbury Crescent.

Debbie Green, Quantum Care’s manager, said "We are so pleased to have recruited over 400 Dementia Friends to date in support of the Alzheimer’s Society campaign. 

"We hope that our information sessions have made a real difference to the way people see dementia and their understanding of its effects, and look forward to recruiting many more Dementia Friends as part of this invaluable campaign."

If you would like to become a Dementia Friend, there are five sessions being held at Willow Court on Wednesday September 17. For more information contact the home on 01582 466244 or email Willow@quantumcare.co.uk.

 

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