Free bi-monthly information sessions
run by a volunteer trained by the
Information sessions are currently on hold until the situation is safer.
Please get in touch if you are interested in coming to one in the future, or are interested in attending a session online.
(these sessions are disability friendly, please let us know in advance if you will be needing wheelchair access).
To book a session please either contact Hannah or book via the Alzheimers Society Dementia Friends website (click on link below).
What is a Dementia Friend?
A Dementia Friend is somebody that learns about dementia so they can help their community.
Too many people affected by dementia feel that society fails to understand the condition they live with. Dementia Friends help by raising awareness and understanding, so that people living with dementia can continue to live in the way they want.
What does a Dementia Friend do?
Dementia Friends help people living with dementia by taking actions - both big and small.
These actions don’t have to be time-consuming. From visiting someone you know with dementia to being more patient in a shop queue, every action counts! Dementia Friends can also get involved with things like volunteering, campaigning or wearing a badge to raise awareness.
Who can be a Dementia Friend?
Everyone! Dementia Friends is open to anyone who wants to help people with dementia in their community.
Sessions take place at Westgate Chapel, 92a High Street, Lewes.
Each session is about 45 mins to an hour. At the end of the session you will have a better understanding of the challenges faced by people living with dementia and will be clearer about what is fact and what is myth.
Whether you know somebody with dementia, have recently been diagnosed, or are just wanting to gain a better understanding in order to be able to be part of the growing dementia friendly community in Britain, this has now reached over 3 million which means that 1 in 20 people are dementia friends.
Please contact Hannah for more information, to request a specific day (including weekends or evenings), or to request a dementia friends session at your work place, or a session for children.
There is a ramp providing access for wheelchairs and a disabled toilet and a nearby car park with disabled parking.
firstname.lastname@example.org 01273 476077