Wrigleys staff become Dementia Friends
Dementia Friends Champions Charlotte Buckley and Amy Slinn have held Friends' information sessions for 96 people at Wrigleys...and counting!
Charlotte said "The aim of the information session is to ensure we all have an awareness of Dementia and as a firm we continue to strive to be Dementia Friendly and build on strong ties with the Dementia Action Alliance."
Dementia Friends is a campaign backed by the The Alzheimer's Society with the aim of helping people with dementia by teaching the public a little bit about what it's like to live with dementia and turn that understanding into action.
Amy says "Anybody can become a Dementia Friend by understanding the small things you can do to help people with the condition. The aim is to assist people with dementia to continue with their daily lives and maximise their standard of living. By understanding a little bit more about the condition, people can help in ways such as helping someone find the right bus or being patient in a supermarket queue if someone with dementia is taking longer to pay. As the charity says: 'Every action counts'."
Further information about the campaign and how to become a Dementia Friend is available here