Dementia Friends
02/24/2017 at 17:30. Facebook
Take a look at this lovely action from 11 year old #DementiaFriend Evie - We hope you all create some great memories of your own this weekend! #fridayfeeling Find out more: [ Link ]
Dementia Friends
02/23/2017 at 15:57. Facebook
If you're looking for a new volunteering opportunity as part of Student Volunteering Week, why not become a Dementia Friends Champion?

Our Dementia Friends Champions are the volunteers who are leading the Dementia Friends initiative, helping other people to understand a little bit more about what it's like to live with dementia and the small things that can make a difference to people with...
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Dementia Friends
02/22/2017 at 11:08. Facebook
Work for Capita or know someone who does? Vote for Alzheimer’s Society this week and together we can help more people affected by dementia to be supported & live well! Voting is open until Wednesday 1st March.
Dementia Friends
02/21/2017 at 10:51. Facebook
Happy Student Volunteering Week everyone! #SVW2017

Find out how lots of healthcare students are joining #DementiaFriends [ Link ]

Encouraging healthcare students to engage with dementia
To celebrate #RandomActsofKindnessDay, why not become a Dementia Friend and take action to help people affected by dementia in your community: [ Link ]

Dementia Friends
Happy #RandomActsofKindnessDay!

We love this #DementiaFriends act of kindness from Mark: [ Link ]

What are your random acts of kindness?

Taking action to help those living with dementia
A brilliant Session for the Nepalese community in Basingstoke was recently run by Champion Clive Fortune, with the help of a translator. Here are some of the actions that the group discussed taking at the end of the Session:
Brilliant to see students learning more about dementia and pledging to take action after becoming Dementia Friends.

School governor Diane Jenkins delivered Dementia Friends Sessions to years 5/6 classes at Durrington Junior School, Wiltshire, as part of the PSHE curriculum on Healthy Minds.
Swindon Town FC Community Trust have joined our #TeamDementiaFriends campaign and are helping us to make football more dementia-friendly. Read more: [ Link ]
To end the week on a high let's take a look at 10 year old Dementia Friend Amelia's thoughtful action.

We hope you all have a great weekend! #friyay #DementiaFriends
How does the brain work?

The brain is the most complex organ in our body. It controls everything we do, from simple things such as breathing, to complex things such as co-ordinating our movements. Watch Alzheimer's Society range of films looking at how dementia can affect the brain: [ Link ]

How does the brain work? - Alzheimer's Society (1)

The brain is the most complex organ in our body. It controls everything we do, from simple things such as breathing, to complex things such as co-ordinating ...

This film from Dementia Diaries is a brilliant example of one of the Dementia Friends key messages: There's more to a person than the dementia. Take a look:
New docudrama draws on Sir Terry Pratchett's incomplete biography charting his descent into 'haze of Alzheimer's': [ Link ]

Terry Pratchett docudrama reveals moment author realised he was 'dead'
Let's end the week with something inspiring from 10 year old Dementia Friend Kieran!! #dementiafriends
Have a lovely weekend everyone! #fridayfeeling

To become a Dementia Friend :
#TeamDementiaFriends is our campaign to help football clubs support their fans affected by dementia. Find out more: [ Link ]
Key message #2 of Dementia Friends: Dementia is caused by diseases of the brain.

Become a #DementiaFriend to learn more about dementia and the ways you can help people affected by dementia. It only takes 5 minutes to join:
Dementia Friends Nigeria – tackling a global health epidemic together

Philippa Tree, Senior International Officer, discusses how Alzheimer’s Society works with Dementia Nigeria to promote dementia awareness in the fight against the world’s biggest health epidemic. [ Link ]

Dementia Friends Nigeria - tackling a global health epidemic together - Alzheimer's Society blog
Today Alzheimer's Society unveils its bold new brand. Find out more:

Making dementia impossible to ignore with our new brand - Alzheimer's Society blog
Congrats @dementiafriend_ on launching the Dementia Friends programme in USA! Welcome to the global Dementia Friends family #DementiaFriendsUSA [ Link ]

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