Becoming a ‘Dementia Friend’

Alzheimer’s Society has recently undertaken virtual Dementia Friends training at Forrester Sylvester Mackett Solicitors.

The Dementia Friends training is designed for anyone who would like to increase their understanding of how dementia can affect people. It is the biggest ever initiative to transform how the nation thinks, acts and talks about dementia.

Becoming a Dementia Friend simply means finding out more about how dementia affects a person and doing small everyday things to help.

Alisha Stephens, from FSM’s private client team in Warminster said ‘In the course of dealing with Lasting Power of Attorneys and Deputyships, I regularly help families who are affected by dementia. In addition to the legal aspects relating to my job, it is important that I am able to deal with all types of client, helping them to feel comfortable and supported.

It is so important to raise awareness of this complicated condition, and I am proud to say that I am working hard to improve my knowledge in order to better serve my clients, their family and friends, and the community of Warminster.”

The five key messages Alzheimer’s Society want everyone to remember about dementia are:-

1) It can affect a person of any age. It is not just the elderly.

2) Alzheimer’s is only one form of dementia and is a disease of the brain.

3) It is not just about losing your memory.

4) You can still live well with Dementia.

5) There is more to a person than their Dementia.

Alzheimer’s Society is FSM’s charity of the year, and over the summer the firm ran a promotion where £25 was donated to Alzheimer’s Society for every LPA completed.

If you would like more information on how to become a Dementia Friend visit  https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-involved/dementia-friendly-communities/dementia-friends

 

The contents of this article are for the purposes of general awareness only. They do not constitute legal or professional advice. The law may have changed since this article was published. Readers should not act on the basis of the information included and should take appropriate professional advice upon their own particular circumstances.

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