Local School Girl Raises Dementia Awareness

Local school girl Beth, Daughter of our CAREGiver Annette, came to our office last month to interview Karen, our Dementia Friends Champion...

Having had personal experience of Alzheimer’s & dementia from her grandma who had mixed dementia, one of Beth’s friends spoke to her a while ago about Alzheimer’s disease when her own grandparent started with symptoms, Beth told her everything she knew & tried to be reassuring.

After that, Beth decided that she’d like to represent her school & raise awareness about Dementia within her age group, in case other pupils were also going through the same within their family.

Beth wanted to interview Karen & become a dementia friend so that she could gain more knowledge about Alzheimer’s disease. She’s now taken that knowledge & made a presentation of her interview & dementia friend session, which she will be sharing at school in an assembly.


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