Companions and staff from the Emmaus South Wales Community have recently become 'Dementia Friends' after undergoing an informative session run by Dementia Friends, an Alzheimer’s Society initiative. During the session, a local 'Dementia Friends Champion' spoke to the group about the stigmas of dementia and how we can change those stigmas together. Dementia was explained in a way that everyone could understand, ensuring that we all could make a positive difference to people living with dementia. 

At the end of the session, everyone was encouraged to become a Dementia Friend and make a pledge of action. The actions didn't have to be big or time-consuming. It could be something as simple as supporting someone you know with dementia to do day to day things or to being more patient when serving a customer, every action counts! 

It was a brilliant session and we urge every business and charity to become Dementia Friends so we can change the stigmas of dementia!

Become a Dementia Friend!