Some of you may know that our director, Peter Neighbour is part of a nationwide initiative called Dementia Friends.
Dementia Friends is a program which is run by the Alzheimer's Society, all about educating people about what living with the illness is like and how we can help to raise awareness. Peter is a Dementia Friends Champion, which means he takes a leading voluntary role in meeting members of the local community and giving them the knowledge and tools needed to help those with Dementia.
Peter has held a number of talks since becoming a dementia friend and most recently, gave a talk to 22 practice nurses at NHS Harrows Clinical Commissioning Group.
Since starting in his role, Peter has reported over 370 new dementia friends and has given over 15 talks.
This issue is so important to Home Instead Watford and we want our community to know how much we truly care about the welfare of local people and that our presence is actively making a positive difference to them.
As Peter has had his own experience of Alzheimer's when his Aunt was diagnosed with the illness, the initiative is very close to his heart and is what drives him to get as many people involved.
By educating both members of the health care profession and general members of the public, it is hoped that dementia will be better understood and people will be more accepting of those with it.
We will being posting details of any upcoming talks that Peter will be holding on our Facebook page if you would like to attend.
You can also read more about Dementia Friends as an initiative on their website: