Become a ‘Dementia Friend’ at National Football Museum event

Friday 7 March 2014

The Salford Institute for Dementia, based at the University of Salford, is running a public information session at the National Football Museum in Manchester city centre on Friday 14 March to raise awareness of dementia and how to understand and support people who are living with the condition.

The one-hour session between 3.00pm and 4.00pm is part of the Alzheimer’s Society ‘Dementia Friends’ programme which aims to build the public’s understanding of what it’s like to live with dementia and how to take positive action. Alzheimer’s Society aims to have 1,000,000 Dementia Friends by 2015 to help improve the lives of the 670,000 people with dementia.

Natalie Yates-Bolton of the Salford Institute for Dementia is delivering Dementia Friends sessions across the North West. She said: “If you are interested in attending the session just book a place and come along to learn more.’’

Grace Dyke of Alzheimer’s Society said: “Less than half of us think we know enough about dementia. Dementia Friends sessions are the perfect opportunity to invite people up and down the country to improve their knowledge.

“Dementia Friends isn’t about creating experts, it’s about helping people understand a little bit more about what it’s like to live with the condition and then turn that understanding into action - anyone of any age can be a Dementia Friend.”

Join Dementia Friends today and be part of a social movement to help create more communities that are dementia-friendly.

Go to www.dementiafriends.org.uk, email dementia@salford.ac.uk or call 0161 295 7028 to book a place.

Dementia Friends, Friday 14 March, 3.00pm – 4.00pm, National Football Museum, Urbis Building, Cathedral Gardens, Manchester, M4 3BG.