Dementia awareness session with business-led charity

Home Instead Senior Care Westminster has been delighted to help 40 employees from Business in the Community (BITC) better understand dementia and Alzheimer’s through a bespoke training session held at the business–led charity’s London headquarters. As the Prince’s Responsible Business Network, BITC’s members work together to tackle a wide range of issues that are essential to creating a fairer society and a more sustainable future – across Employees, Employment, the Environment, Education and Enterprise.

What BITC employees said:

“I found the session really useful in explaining in very simple, human ways, the reasons why people with dementia are vulnerable, and a little bit of the science behind the behaviours that many of us will have witnessed in our families and broader communities.  It will help me to be a bit more compassionate, and better prepared.”

Rachael Saunders,Age at Work Director

 

“The Dementia training was educative and thoughtful. The presenters provided good first hand case studies which complemented the statistics and helped to break down stigma, misinformation and any preconceptions of the disease. I left the session with greater knowledge of dementia, applicable both to my work and personal life.”

Joseph Tabone, Head of The Prince’s Business Emergency Resilience Group

 

“I thought today’s session was incredibly helpful at getting us as an audience better informed and engaged in the topic of Dementia and Alzheimer’s.  Fred and Sue were both clearly well qualified to talk expertly on the topic but in this case, they were also very good at sharing information humanely. And this topic requires that level of sensitivity and balance. I’m personally very glad I attended the session and thankful to them for their efforts in spreading the word.” 

Piyumi Samaraweera, Head of Diversity Membership

 

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