Become a Dementia Friend by joining new information sessions lead by charity funded Dementia Practitioners.

Sheffield Hospitals Charity is proud to be playing a leading role in enabling your hospitals to become more dementia friendly.

Thanks to your generous support, we have been able to fund specialist dementia practitioners who are working within Sheffield Teaching Hospitals to develop new initiatives to improve the hospital environment for people living with dementia and their carers - and now you can play your part too by becoming a Dementia Friend!

Together, we can help to make our hospitals more dementia friendly...

What is a Dementia Friend?

A Dementia Friend is somebody that learns about dementia so they can help their community. The dementia friends movement is all about teaching people that you can live with dementia.

What does a Dementia Friend do?

Dementia Friends help people living with dementia by taking actions - both big and small. 

These actions don’t have to be time-consuming. From visiting someone you know with dementia to being more patient in a shop queue, every action counts! Dementia Friends can also get involved with things like volunteering, campaigning or wearing a badge to raise awareness.

Who can be a Dementia Friend?

Everyone! Dementia Friends is open to anyone who wants to help people with dementia in their community. Our sessions are open to staff and members of the public.

How can I become a Dementia Friend?

Join one of our information sessions now available via Microsoft Teams. They last for 45 minutes and will have a capacity of up to 6 people. Led by our team of Dementia Practitioners, you will learn the five key messages about dementia, a little bit about what it is like to live with dementia and the small ways you can help.

Session dates:

25 January 2021 at 2pm

27 January 2021 at 2pm

If you are interested in attending an information session and becoming a Dementia Friend, please contact [email protected].

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