Hayley attended the course held by Sunrise Senior Living in an effort to be more aware of the disease and has pledged to volunteer twice a month supporting residents with daily tasks and providing companionship and support.
The word ‘dementia’ describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. These changes are often small to start with, but for someone with dementia they have become severe enough to affect daily life.
A Dementia Friend learns a little bit more about what it’s like to live with dementia and the small ways that can help, every action counts.
Hayley said: “ I am proud to be a Dementia Friend and am looking forward to starting my volunteer work at Sunrise. It is so important to be dementia friendly and I hope to encourage more people to attend the training”.
To find out more about becoming a Dementia Friend visit the Dementia Friends website at www.dementiafriends.org.uk