Heather this week did a Dementia Awareness Session for the Welwyn & Hatfield Labour Party!
Everyone who attended really enjoyed it and found it very informative. Becoming a Dementia Friend enables the public to learn a little bit more about what it's like to live with Dementia.
With the local elections just having taken place, the Councilors from the Labour Party have been meeting the general public alot recently and this sort of information will hopefully help them in the furture.
Dementia Friends want to recruit a million Dementia Friends, and the scheme aims to educate people about the condition.
* Research has revealed that dementia costs the UK economy £23billion a year.
* Time off to care for loved ones with dementia costs businesses £1.6billion a year.
* More than 100,000 people will have to quit their job or change hours to look after family this year.
* Around 800,000 people are living with the condition in Britain.
For more information on becoming a Dementia Friend or if you would like to be part of our next Information Session contact our office on 01707 240 650