Dementia Friend


A Dementia Friend learns more about dementia and what they can do to help make our region a more accessible and inclusive place. A Friend can be a neighbour, a co-worker, a volunteer, a book club member, a small business owner, a ride-share driver – anyone who wants to learn more about dementia and (hopefully) spread the word!

Simple, small everyday acts of support, kindness and understanding can make a big difference in the lives of people living with dementia, their families and care partners. Eloquently described by a person living with dementia, “dementia friendly is informed kindness”.

The more you learn about dementia, the more you will be able to connect with a person who has it in a way that is supportive and inclusive. People living with dementia are just like all of us and their quality of life depends greatly on how well they connect with others. A Friend can also use their knowledge to help reduce stigma – by sharing with others why learning about dementia matters to them.

Steps you can take:

    1. Watch one (or more) of the following videos:
      Jim’s Story (BC – 6:54) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lzd2aYpuKdk
      Small Changes (UK – 3:35) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fz8ACEu7Lho

       

    2. [Coming Fall 2021] – Sign up for “Building Dementia Friendly Communities” online education and complete Module 1 (What is a Dementia Friendly Community?) and Module 2 (Dementia Friendly Interactions) – * It is recommended to select the “Retail/Restaurant” stream

       

    3. Stay connected! Sign up for our quarterly “Dementia Friends” e-newsletter

       

    4. Book an in-person or virtual information session for your group/organization *In-person availability based on COVID restrictions [Please call XXX-XXX-XXXX or e-mail dfc@xxxxxx.ca]

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