A Dementia Friend learns more about dementia and what they can do to help make our region a more accessible and inclusive place.
A Friend can be a neighbour, a co-worker, a volunteer, a book club member, a small business owner, a ride-share driver – anyone who wants to learn more about dementia and (hopefully) spread the word!
Simple, small everyday acts of support, kindness and understanding can make a big difference in the lives of people living with dementia, their families and care partners. Eloquently described by a person living with dementia, “dementia friendly is informed kindness”.
The more you learn about dementia, the more you will be able to connect with a person who has it in a way that is supportive and inclusive. People living with dementia are just like all of us and their quality of life depends greatly on how well they connect with others. A Friend can also use their knowledge to help reduce stigma – by sharing with others why learning about dementia matters to them.