Home Instead Solihull is offering free ‘Dementia Friends’ sessions to community groups, businesses or individuals throughout the area.
The home care company is offering the information sessions with an aim to encourage more people in the local area to learn about dementia and become a ‘friend’ to those who are living with it.
‘Dementia friends’ is an initiative operated by the Alzheimer’s Society, which aims to give people a better understanding of how dementia affects the individual and enables people to better support those living with dementia. The sessions centre around five key messages which aim to turn understanding surrounding dementia into actions to support and care for those living with the disease.
David Dunn, Owner, has recently delivered a session virtually via Zoom for their caregivers and client’s families, which was a great success.
The information sessions which aim to create a more ‘dementia friendly’ community, last for approximately one hour, and can be held via Zoom.
David Dunn, owner of Home Instead Solihull, said: “At Home Instead, we are all equipped with in-depth training to care for many of our lovely clients who live with dementia. It’s nice to be able to spread this knowledge in an accessible way through ‘Dementia Friends’ sessions for groups and individuals in our community, and we’re proud to be able to deliver the sessions to make our community more dementia friendly.”
To find out more information about the ‘Dementia Friends’ sessions available from Home Instead Solihull, call 01564 330 395.