Do you play golf or bowls? Enjoy watching football, going to the theatre or singing in the local choir? People with dementia enjoy all these things too, and all the more so if the groups and organisations that surround them are aware of their needs. 

If you are involved in a club, community group or organisation of any size, you can request a free Dementia Friends information session for your members. The hour-long sessions can be for groups can be any size and any age. We have run sessions for Brownies and Guides, women's groups, firefighters, parish councils, churches, arts organisations, Rotary, Lions and many more. 

Most people are affected by dementia in some way, either directly in their family or through friends or acquaintances. Finding out more together in a group is a good way to share experiences, whether similar or different.

If you find the session useful (you will!) and you wish to do something more as an organisation, why not join your local Dementia Action Alliance. They will be delighted to hear from you. 

What they say

Just a quick email to thank you for delivering the Dementia Friends session at Devizes Library earlier this week.   The staff gave very positive feedback and found the information very interesting and enlightening.   They all feel they now have a greater understanding of dementia and how they can support customers in the library.