This is short video story demonstrating how there is always more to a person than the dementia.
What is dementia?
The term ‘dementia’ is used to describe the symptoms that occur when the brain is affected by specific diseases and conditions. Symptoms of dementia include loss of memory, confusion and problems with speech and understanding.
A Dementia Friend learns a little bit more about what it’s like to live with dementia and then turns that understanding into action – anyone of any age can be a Dementia Friend.
Dementia Friends Information Sessions are run by volunteer Dementia Friends Champions, who are trained and supported by Alzheimer’s Society. Each Information Session lasts around one hour. You will learn more about dementia and how you can help to create dementia friendly communities. There are information sessions running across England and Wales, including here in Prestatyn.
For instance, times when you are in a queue in a shop in Prestatyn and that person is struggling to pay but have all the money they need; they could be living with dementia, but you’ll know this because you are aware.