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Dementia Friends Masterclass with Alzheimer Scotland

Dementia Friends Masterclass with Alzheimer Scotland

@ Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce 40 George Street Edinburgh MIDLOTHIAN None EH2 2LE

4th June, 2019 09:00-10:30 Event 10.00
Alzheimer Scotland is Scotland’s leading dementia charity. We offer a wide range of vital support services, practical information and emotional care to people living with dementia, their families and carers across the country. Our aim is to ensure that nobody faces dementia alone.
This is achieved through a wide range of services including 24-hour Freephone Dementia Helpline (0808 808 3000), Dementia Research work, NHS Dementia nurses, a network of Dementia Resource Centres and specialist Dementia Advisors working in communities throughout Scotland.
Alzheimer Scotland is also working to help businesses become more dementia aware by offering interactive ‘Dementia Friends’ sessions which upskill staff to improve understanding of the signs and symptoms of the disease and how to better accommodate vulnerable customers, colleagues and clients living with dementia.

This session will include a brief introduction to the work of Alzheimer Scotland, the ways in which we work with local communities and the mutual benefits of partnership working.

This will be followed by a Dementia Friends training session where members will learn more about the disease and the ways in which we can better help those in our community, empowering them to live well and stay independent, active members of our society for longer. Upon completion of this session, each member will receive a Dementia Friends accreditation, including a certificate and pin badge.

Unfortunately, as diagnosis rates continue to rise, Dementia is a disease which will directly effect a high number of your membership. It is therefore important to get people talking about dementia to help tackle the stigma, isolation and discrimination so often faced by those living with the disease. Awareness raising activity allows us to build a more dementia friendly community, improving understanding and signposting more people to the support they need and deserve.

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