Changing people's perceptions of dementia.
The Dementia Friends programme by the Alzheimer’s society aims to change people’s perception of dementia by transforming how the nation thinks, acts and talks about the condition. Dementia Friends wants to encourage people to learn more about dementia and how they may be able to help others who are affected.
Many people with dementia feel that society does not understand the condition, but by becoming a dementia friend, anyone can help to raise awareness of the condition and help those suffering in their community.
Michelle Monnes-Thomas, a Partner at the Firm is FBCMB’s Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Friends Training Champion. Through training, workshops and community engagement, Michelle leads efforts to educate colleagues about dementia and challenge perceptions of the condition.
To become a Dementia Friend or to learn more about what they do, please visit their website here.