Dementia is one of the biggest global health, social and economic challenges facing society today. The impact of the disease, not just on the lives of people living with dementia, but also on their communities, families, carers and friends is immeasurable.
Andover Mind and the Borough Council are now looking for enthusiastic people to train as ‘Dementia Champions’. If you are over the age of 18, have an interest in dementia, enjoy talking to groups of people and are willing to dedicate some time to run Dementia Friends information sessions, you could become a ‘Dementia Champion’.
Andover Mind will be hosting a Dementia Friends Champions Training day on Tuesday 2nd December at theVillage Hall, Longstock. The training will be delivered by the Alzheimer’s Society and is completely free including refreshments and a light sandwich lunch. As well as developing an understanding of dementia and the small things that can be done to make a difference to people living with the condition, the session will equip participants with the skills to deliver short dementia awareness sessions to others.
If you want to book a place, find out more or have any questions please contact Julie Eden, Dementia Champions Co-ordinator for Winchester and Test Valley, email: firstname.lastname@example.org (tel. 07810 283813) .
Places are limited so please contact Julie as soon as possible if you would like to attend.