Become a Virtual Dementia Friend
Avery has long championed the work of Dementia Friends, an Alzheimer’s Society initiative dedicated to helping people to understand and address the issues surrounding dementia care. Many of our homes have staff trained as Dementia Friends Champions, who run awareness sessions for families and friends of our residents. These Champions have already created over 1,000 new Dementia Friends, and hope to create many more.
Heather Perkins, Dementia Support Advisor for Avery, said, “Taking the time to become a Dementia Friend supports an individual to gain an understanding of a person living with dementia. It helps to change attitudes, as well as break down stigmas and misconceptions. With understanding and support, it is possible to still live well with dementia.”The current restrictions surrounding Coronavirus mean we can not currently offer these valuable face-to-face sessions. However, until we can, you can still become a Dementia Friend through an on-line video and completing your details at www.dementiafriends.org.uk.