Dementia is non-discriminatory, It does not care who you are, who you were, whether you are rich or poor: it could affect us all. Because public understanding is so poor, people with dementia often feel, and are: misunderstood, marginalised and isolated. And that means that they’re less likely to be able to live independently in their own communities.
Wendy Beesley started offering Dementia Friends information sessions since she became a Dementia Friends Champion in 2014. She is trained and supported by the Alzheimer’s Society to provide awareness of Dementia, the impact it has on the lives of people who have it and what can be done to help.
Offering sessions on a regular basis either in our offices in Pontesbury, or on-site for external organisations. Wendy’s aim is to create as many Dementia Friends as possible in the local area, to work towards a more Dementia Friendly Community. The sessions are available to anyone who wishes to attend.