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Marx Court Dementia Friends Training

Published on: 15/06/2018


Our Community Involvement Team are qualified teachers of Dementia Friends training.

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.

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.

The Community Involvement Team visited Marx Court to deliver the Dementia Friends training to the residents, who thoroughly enjoyed the course and have all agreed to become Dementia Friends and wear their badges with pride.

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We interviewed one of the residents, Carole, who took part in the training course.

Carole said, "Jason and Jude from the Community Involvement Team were brilliant at delivering the training, they always are brilliant. They explained everything so that it's easy to understand.

"I thought the training gave us some really good information and it's nice to encourage discussion about dementia too.

"It's very useful, even though some of us are already aware it has definitely broadened our knowledge.

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Carole continued, "If someone is offered the Dementia Friends training or is thinking of taking part in the course then go ahead and do it. You will learn a lot.

"This is something that everyone should know about. A lot of things like this can be stigmatised and training like this helps to beat that stigma.

"I'm a firm believer that this training should be delivered to children in schools to help inform them and bring understanding because this can happen to anyone."

If you would like more information about the Dementia Friends training or the work of the Community Involvement Team please contact us on 01246 217670.

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