Dementia Friends Scotland

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Alzheimer Scotland and Dementia Friends

Dementia Friends is a Social Action Movement.

Dementia Friends is all about raising awareness and reducing the stigma

A Dementia Friends session is free and will last around an hour. It is interactive and informative.

The five key messages you should know about dementia which are :-

Dementia is not a natural part of ageing

Dementia is caused by diseases of the brain

Dementia is not just about losing your memory

It is possible to live well with Dementia

There’s more to the person than the dementia

These will be brought to life through a number of activities. At the end of the session you will be asked to sign up as a Dementia Friend. You will be given a badge to wear and a certificate. We will then be asking you to state a Call to Action which can be very simple, something as simple as helping the person who appears to be lost or being patient in the supermarket queue when a person is having difficulty.   As a Dementia Friend we ask that you continue to talk about Dementia with family, friends and colleagues which will continue to raise awareness in the community thus creating a dementia friendly community.

For more information or to sign up for a session, please contact

Kirsteen Heneghan, Dementia Advisor, Alzheimer Scotland

Tel: 01467 530512 or mob: 07879 551831 or

Moira Watson Development Worker Dementia Friendly Communities

Mobile Number 07576305750

NEXT PUBLIC SESSION will be in Stonehaven on

Wednesday 18th of March at 11am Outside Hall Stonehaven Community Centre Bath Street

Please contact Kirsteen or Moira if you want to take part in one of the sessions.

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