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Become a Dementia Friend this Dementia Action Week

Published: Friday, 17th May 2019 dementia

Next week is Dementia Action Week which is organised by the Alzheimer’s Society. Why not take this opportunity to become a Dementia Friend?

Dementia Friends provides an understanding of what it’s like to live with the condition and the actions that will make a real difference.

Many of us worry about ‘saying the wrong thing' to someone with dementia, yet a friendly face or listening ear can make the world of difference.

Chatting to someone with dementia, showing patience in a checkout queue – every action, big and small can make a real difference for someone with Dementia.

To become a ‘Dementia Friend’ you can either watch a short video which is about 5 minutes long, in which you will hear from people living with dementia and learn how you can help. To access the video visit

Or alternatively you could attend an information session in your local community. These sessions are more in-depth and last around 45 minutes. To find an interactive session in your local area visit

To find out more about Dementia Action week and to download free resources such as leaflets and posters visit

There are various events happening across the county during the week which will be promoted on our social media channels Twitter @HealthWorcs and Facebook One You Worcestershire

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