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Become a Dementia Friend and make a difference!

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Help tackle the stigma and lack of understanding around dementia by becoming a Dementia Friend.

St Helens Council is to stage a series of information sessions supporting the Dementia Friends programme – the Alzheimer’s Society’s biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia.

It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, talks and acts about the condition – helping people to learn more about dementia, how it affects people with the condition and the small ways everyone can help.

Almost a quarter of a million people develop dementia in the UK every year. There are over 1700 people living with dementia in St Helens, but people with dementia can live well and independently for many years.

By helping other people to understand the daily challenges they face, you can play your part too.

By giving up a short amount of time you can learn how to make a real difference to people with Dementia and their carers and help St Helens become a Dementia Friendly Community.

Over one million people have become Dementia Friends. Why not join them at one of these Dementia Friends Information Sessions:

15 June – 17:30 – 18:30 at St Helens Town Hall.
14 July -17:30 at Eccleston Library.
17 September -12:30 at Thatto Heath Library.
16 November – 12:30 at Haydock Library.

Book online now at dementiafriends.org.uk/WEBSession or for more information contact Matt Davies, Public Health Programmes Officer on 01744 671279.

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