UPS is supporting Dementia Awareness Week by delivering Dementia Friends Information Sessions to all our staff to raise awareness and improve understanding of what it’s like to live with Dementia. Two of our Directors, Ian Grimes and John Graham, are Dementia Friends Champions after completing a full day induction in March 2017.
Dementia Friends Champions are volunteers who encourage others to make a positive difference to people living with dementia in their community. They do this by giving them information about the personal impact of dementia, and what they can do to help.
Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about the condition.
Whether you attend a face-to-face Information Session or watch the online video, Dementia Friends is about learning more about dementia and the small ways you can help. From telling friends about the Dementia Friends programme to visiting someone you know living with dementia, every action counts.
Find out more here: https://www.dementiafriends.org.uk