Become a Dementia Friend

There are now more than 8,600 people living with Dementia in Worcestershire - this is expected to rise to over 10,443 by 2020. Dementia is not a disease but a collection of symptoms that result from damage to the brain. It is increasingly common with age, though younger people can develop dementia too. Nationally, people over 55 fear a diagnosis of Dementia more than any other condition.

You can become a Dementia Friend either by attending a free 45 minute awareness session via Dementia Friends website, or by attending an informal lunch-time Dementia Friends session at County Hall offered by the Public Health team. Alternatively you can register to become a Dementia Friend via the Dementia Friends website and by watching a short online video

. If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a Dementia Friend, would like to attend session at County Hall yourself, or request a session for your team, please contact HWBAdmin@Worcestershire.gov.uk

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