Dementia Friends Session at Hampsthwaite Primary School

Thursday, 01st October 2015

Published 01 October 2015.

Dementia Friends Hampsthwaite School

Dementia Friends Session at Hampsthwaite Primary School

Carefound Home Care’s resident Dementia Champion, Vickty Tate, recently held a Dementia Friends information session at Hampsthwaite Primary School near Harrogate.

The awareness session was carried out with Year 5 / 6 children who learned about how to recognise dementia and how the condition affects people and their daily lives. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed the session and participated by asking and answering questions.

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Vicky Tate awarding Dementia Friends badges

In recognition of them now having become a Dementia Friend each pupil received a Dementia Friend badge and committed to a task to make the world a dementia friendlier place.

Carefound Home Care would like to thank the staff and pupils at Hampsthwaite Primary School for arranging this event with Carefound Home Care and for making Vicky so welcome.

Dementia Friends is an initiative run by Alzheimer’s Society and is the biggest ever programme aimed at changing the nation’s perception of dementia. Anybody can become a ‘Dementia Friend’ by learning a bit more about what it’s like to live with dementia and turning that understanding into a practical action – anything from behaving patiently with somebody showing signs of dementia to fundraising for a dementia-related cause.

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Dementia Champion in Harrogate, Ripon and Wetherby

Having been trained by Alzheimer’s Society team Vicky Tate has become a Dementia Friends Champion in Harrogate, Ripon and Wetherby. This enables her to run local Dementia Friends Information Sessions and encourage individuals, businesses and other organisations to become Dementia Friends.