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Dementia Friends at John Fowlers

Dementia Friends at John Fowlers
4th March 2016 John Fowlers
dementia friends

We are pleased to announce that two of our Trainee Solicitors, Louise Repper and Helen Firth, have now become Dementia Friends after attending a training session run by the programme.

Dementia Friends is an organisation that is changing the way that people think, act and talk about Dementia. We felt that it was really important for Louise and Helen to attend the training session due to their own personal experiences with Dementia, as well as giving them both a great opportunity to increase their knowledge of Dementia. We also hope that they will be able to pass this knowledge on to John Fowlers LLP staff and clients.

As Dementia Friends, we feel that we have gained a better understanding of Dementia and can pass this information on to not only our colleagues and clients, but to our own families and friends. We hope that by turning this knowledge into action, we can help to create a more dementia-friendly society. We will wear our Dementia Friends badges with pride and hope to encourage more people to become Dementia Friends.” – Louise

From telling friends about Dementia Friends to volunteering for an organisation that helps people with Dementia, there are lots of small ways that we can help to increase understanding of Dementia. Every action counts.

With support, people with Dementia can and do take an active role in society. It is possible to live well with Dementia as long as there is strong support and understanding, not only for the person involved, but for all of their families and friends too. People often forget that Dementia is a disease and believe it is just a part of ageing when it isn’t. As trained Dementia Friend we can help our clients and their loved ones to understand Dementia and its effects.” – Helen

For more information on Dementia Friends please visit:

https://www.dementiafriends.org.uk/

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