Dementia Friends

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2016 Health Care Service Group Conference
15 December 2015

Conference congratulates The Scottish Health Committee in becoming Dementia Friends.

A Dementia Friends information session is a free interactive and informative training course that provides you with an understanding of how to interact with people who have dementia.

Five key dementia messages are brought to life through a number of activities delivered by trained Dementia Advisors. At the end of the session you become a registered Dementia Friend – you also receive a certificate and a badge!

This illness can be regularly misunderstood by health workers, in becoming dementia friends it is hoped that further awareness can be achieved in the roll out of this programme so that NHS staff can support those who are living with this incurable disease.

Conference asks the SGE to undertake a similar awareness event and encourage Health Branches and Health Committees to become Dementia Friends.