Local Volunteer Aims to Increase Dementia Awareness in Cheshire East

Thursday, 12th April 2018

Wednesday, 11th April 2018

A campaign to tackle the stigma and lack of understanding around dementia has got the support of a Wilmslow volunteer.Dementia Champion AB

Amie Blott, who is a Home Care Coordinator at leading elderly care provider Carefound Home Care, will be running free ‘Dementia Friends’ Information Sessions in the Wilmslow area and will be speaking with local organisations who may wish to be involved.

Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, talks and acts about the condition. There are currently over 850,000 people living with dementia in England, of whom more than 5,700 live in Cheshire East.

Dementia Friends is about learning more about dementia and the small ways you can help. From telling friends about the Dementia Friends programme to visiting someone you know living with dementia, every action counts.

Having volunteered to be a Dementia Friends Champion, Amie hopes to deliver 1-hour Dementia Friends Sessions to people across the Wilmslow area. She said:

“I signed up to be a Dementia Friends Champion following my own personal experiences and because at Carefound Home Care we specialise in supporting people with dementia to remain in their own homes. It’s easy to get involved. I attended a training course, receive ongoing support and I’m now proud to be part of a growing network of people creating dementia friendly communities together.”

Anyone wanting to attend a Dementia Friends Session should contact Amie at Carefound Home Care on 01625 326470 or at enquiries@carefound.co.uk. You can also visit dementiafriends.org.uk to find out more.