District Nurse students become 'Dementia Friends'
A full cohort of District Nurse students at London South Bank University have become “Dementia Friends”. District Nurses have regular contact patients and families affected by this condition, so are in a prime place to help spread the word about this initiative.
The 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, acts and talks about the condition. There are over one million Dementia Friends across England and Wales.
Community and District Nurses have experience of how dementia touches the lives of millions of people across the UK. Initiatives like Dementia Friends can help tackle the stigma and lack of understanding associated with this condition. "Dementia Friends is about learning more about dementia and the small ways you can help. From telling friends about Dementia Friends to visiting someone you know living with dementia, every action counts."
For more information you can visit their website at: https://www.dementiafriends.org.uk