As a Dementia Friends Champion, Alan has recently trained 60 pupils at Altrincham Girls Grammar School to become Dementia Friends. This is part of a national initiative, led by the Alzheimer’s Society, to make our communities ‘dementia friendly’ and fits well with Home Instead’s belief that we should make Sale & Altrincham great places to live for all ages and particularly for our seniors.
Mrs Katherine Galvin - Assistant Vice Principal, Head of Sixth Form at Altrincham Girls Grammar wrote;
“Just a note to say thanks very much for taking the time to come in to school on Friday. I think the session was extremely valuable for our students.”
“I will encourage them to look at the volunteering opportunities and hope some of them will be able to contribute in some way.”
We hope to run more of these Dementia Friends sessions for other community groups or in our training room, so please call us if you are interested. Alternatively look on www.dementiafriends.org.uk for more details.
As well as training our Caregivers using a specially designed dementia training course, we can now offer a 2.5 hour version of this training to family members and people in the community. The course covers many very useful techniques on how to support someone with dementia with the utmost dignity and respect. The next dates are on 21st Jul (1pm), 3rd Aug (1pm) & 18th Aug (6pm) at our offices and is led by our dementia trainer, Sue Shaw. Please call the office to book your place on 0161 870 1136 or email firstname.lastname@example.org