Chris O’Connor a Nurse Consultant for Dementia at East Surrey Hospital is running two free ‘Dementia Friends’ Information Session on Tuesday 16 May and 18 May and is looking for local people to come along.
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, talks and acts 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.
- Tuesday 16 May (Central Redhill)
The one-hour Session will take place at:
Church hall Christ Central, Rear of West Central Coffee Shop , 3 Central Parade, London Road, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 1LY Time: 2-3 pm
- Thursday 18 May (East Surrey Hospital) Lecture Theatre, Post Graduate Centre, East Surrey Hospital (Near the Main Entrance) Redhill RH1 5RH Time: 2.30-3.30
Lauren, Services manager from Surrey Alzheimer’s Society said:
Dementia touches the lives of millions of people across the country. Dementia Friends was launched to tackle the stigma and lack of understanding that means many people with the condition experience loneliness and social exclusion. It’s all about learning more about dementia and the small ways you can help. From getting in touch with someone you know living with dementia to wearing your badge with pride, every action counts.’
Anyone wanting to attend the Dementia Friends Session should either log in to the dementia friends website(www.dementiafriends.org.uk) and search the session there contact Chris O’Connor firstname.lastname@example.org