Become a Dementia Friend
Many of us have family members or friends coping with dementia. We want our churches to be Dementia Friendly, welcoming and loving to all. Dementia Friends gives people an understanding of dementia and the small things you can do that make a difference.
To achieve this, we need to understand more about what it's like to live with dementia, and to know how to help. Hazel Reynolds ran two sessions in July 2014 on becoming a Dementia Friend. If you would like to know more about Dementia or becoming a Dementia Friend, please get in touch with her, at the contact details given below.
Hazel Reynolds is a Dementia Friends champion (part of the national initiative to create one million Dementia Friends by 2015), and an Alzheimer's Society volunteer.
Visit the Alzheimer's Society Dementia Friends website at dementiafriends
Hazel may be contacted by email at .
Five key things everyone should know about dementia• Dementia is not a natural part of ageing
Sources of further information
- "God, Me and Being Very Old", stories and spirituality in later life, edited by Keith Albans and Malcolm Johnson
- the charity Livability (formed when John Grooms linked with the Shaftsbury Society in 2007) - the largest Christian charity concerned with making church accessible, inclusive and welcoming to all
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