John James, owner of local at-home care company, Home Instead Senior Care and Dementia Champion, has delivered free Dementia Friends’ sessions to nearly 400 people across Fareham and Gosport.
The Dementia Friends initiative, which is backed by the government, aims to increase dementia awareness and change the way the nation thinks. A Dementia Friend is someone who has attended an hour long information session and has committed to an action that will make the lives of people living with dementia a little bit better.
John is an active member of the community, being an Ambassador and Trustee for the Hampshire Dementia Action Alliance and Chair of the Fareham and Gosport Dementia Action Group.
John explained, “Here at Home Instead many of our clients are living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, so we understand the importance of doing as much as possible to improve their quality of life. My hope is that by working together, we can raise awareness of the condition and create a dementia friendly place to live.
“We aim to reach as many people in the local community as possible. Our dementia sessions are free to local people and everyone is welcome, so please get in touch.”
September is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, this annual campaign aims to raise awareness and create a better understanding of the condition internationally.
In addition to delivering Dementia Friends’ sessions, John also runs a monthly Memory Café and quarterly Dementia Friendly Tea Dances.
For more information on Dementia Friends Sessions or the care provided by Home Instead please call John on 01329 282 469.