AFG staff become Dementia Friends

Well done to AFG’s new Dementia Friends who have completed their training.

Macclesfield Team Leader Sara Axon explained:

“One of the ladies we support has been diagnosed with vascular dementia. The team at Ryles Park Road was offered Dementia Friends training through the Alzheimers Society. This gave us a powerful insight into supporting people with Dementia and how we can continue to deliver excellent person-centred care.

Adding: “I am also looking into becoming a dementia champion so that I can deliver the Dementia Friends training in the future.”

Dementia Friends is the biggest ever initiative to transform how the nation thinks, acts and talks about dementia. Becoming a Dementia Friend simply means finding out more about how dementia affects a person – and then, armed with this understanding, doing small everyday things that help. For example, being patient in a shop queue, or spending time with someone you know who’s living with dementia.

Pictured after the training are: Anita Whitehead, Julian Slater, Thomas Whitehead, Gemma.Eastwood, Christine Sabado, John Murray, Simon Griffiths, Sarah Heapy, and Stephanie Taylor

If you want to know more about becoming a Dementia Friend click here https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-involved/dementia-friendly-communities/dementia-friends