In celebration of Dementia Awareness Week from 15 to 21 May 2016 the Epping Forest Dementia Action Alliance is holding an event, hoping to bring together local people to unite in making the district more dementia friendly.
Enabling people to live well with dementia
The aim is to encourage and support communities and organisations to take practical actions to enable people to live well with dementia and to raise awareness on how to support those living with dementia. Making small changes can make a big difference.
Increase your understanding of dementia
The Epping Forest Dementia Action Alliance is inviting all residents to attend
- Friday 20 May
- Epping Hall, Conference Room, St Johns Road, Epping, CM16 5JU
- 12.30pm to 2pm
The day will include a 1 hour, interactive Dementia Friends information session, which is an opportunity to increase your understanding of dementia.
The Dementia Friends initiative is led by the UK’s leading dementia support and research charity, the Alzheimer’s Society. They will also be attending the event with information about their various local groups and activities.
Implementing small changes
Karen Murray, Epping Forest District Council’s Older Peoples Engagement Officer said: ‘I have recently become a Dementia Friends Champion and this has really opened my eyes to the fact that you can live well with dementia by those around you helping and implementing small changes. By becoming a dementia friend or joining the alliance you can take the first steps to making our community dementia friendly.’
To attend this event and take part in the Dementia Friends information session or if you or your organisation wish to become a member of the Epping Forest Dementia Action Alliance please contact;
Louis Walton, Community Policy and Grants Assistant
- 01992 564 096
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