We have made over 300 Dementia Friends!

We are thrilled that we have now made over 300 Dementia Friends since we started delivered the sessions to our communities in Fareham and Gosport.

Dementia Friends sessions are about raising awareness of what it is like to live with dementia and encouraging people who attend and become a friend to take action to help make our communities more dementia friendly.

Home Instead Fareham Managing Director John James said:

"Delivering the Dementia Friends sessions is one of our community initiatives and the one with the greatest potential to change how people thing about dementia and living with the condition.

More than 75% of our clients are older people living at home with dementia and our experience helping them to remain independent at home gives us an unique perspective and if we can help to raise awareness and change perceptions about living well with dementia that would be a lasting achievement".

The latest Dementia Friends Session was delivered to over 30 coordinators of the Brendon Lunch Clubs that are run throughout Fareham and Gosport.

The feedback was very positive from many of those who attended who were able to recognise some of the symptoms and challenges some of their regular lunch club members face.

A group of Home Instead CAREGivers talking
Family welcoming a Home Instead care manager into their home