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Dementia Friends

Alzheimers Society Dementia Friends programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people's perceptions of dementia.  It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, talks and acts about the condition.

Whether you attend a face-to-face 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.

Umbrella org:
Alzheimers Society
Area serviced:
Nationwide
How to apply:
See website for further details.
Sector:
Public

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For some people later in their life the cells in the brain that are related to mental ability become damaged, causing a gradual decrease in the ability to think and remember. When this happens it is referred to as dementia. Dementia is a non-specific illness syndrome (set of signs and symptoms) in which affected areas of cognition may be memory, attention, language, and problem solving.