Dementia Awareness Week 2017 - Dementia Friends Sessions
As part of the Leeds Beckett University’s pledge to working to become a dementia friendly organisation, we are running a series of Dementia Friends information sessions that are open to students and staff, in the run up to Dementia Awareness Week 2017.
Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme is an initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia.
Dementia touches the lives of millions of people across the UK. Dementia Friends was launched to tackle the stigma and lack of understanding that means many people with the condition experience loneliness and social exclusion. We need to create more communities and businesses that are dementia friendly so that people affected by dementia feel understood and included.
A Dementia Friends information session lasts an hour and provides you with an understanding of what dementia is and the small ways you can help. At the end of the session you will be asked to make a personal pledge of an action you will take, which can be something small or big. You will also receive a Dementia Friends badge.
If you would like us to come and deliver a session to a group of students or a staff team please e-mail us on firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your requirements further.
Please register and then choose which session(s) you would like to attend at either City or Headingley campus:
Monday 24 April, 15:00 - 16:00, City, BPA101 - Cara Gates
Tuesday 25 April, 10:00 - 11:00, City, CL104 - Natasha Burnley
Wednesday 26 April, 10:00 - 11:00, City, CL203 - Emily Shoesmith
Wednesday 26 April, 14:00 - 15:00, City, BPA201 - Alys Griffiths
Thursday 27 April, 10:00 - 11:00, Headingley, CAEG03 - Alison Morby
Thursday 27 April, 15:00 - 16:00, Headingley, CV220 - Carol Osborne
See link for map and directions to the venues.