Dementia Friendly Rossendale

What is a Dementia Friend?

A Dementia Friend is somebody that learns about dementia so they can help their community.

Too many people affected by dementia feel that society fails to understand the condition they live with. Dementia Friends help by raising awareness and understanding, so that people living with dementia can continue to live in the way they want.

What does a Dementia Friend do?

Dementia Friends help people living with dementia by taking actions – both big and small.

These actions don’t have to be time-consuming. From visiting someone you know with dementia to being more patient in a shop queue, every action counts! Dementia Friends can also get involved with things like volunteering, campaigning or wearing a badge to raise awareness.

Who can be a Dementia Friend?

Everyone! Dementia Friends is open to anyone who wants to help people with dementia in their community.

In DFR we currently have 2 of our trustees (Sue and Neil) who have undertaken training to become Dementia Friend’s Champions. This allows them to give Dementia Friend’s Information sessions throughout the Rossendale area to groups, businesses, schools and organisations such as Scouts, other voluntary groups etc.

If you think that you are a member of a group or know a group that would welcome an information session to become a Dementia Friend then you can follow the link below (Dementia Friends external website) to arrange a session or contact us through our DFR e-mail address and we will respond with further details.