Goodson's Tim hosts Dementia Friends webinar
Local community charity Trowbridge Future takes part in session to learn more about dementia
Trowbridge Future is an independent charity created to offer support and advice to the local community across a wide range of topics.
Delivered on behalf of the Alzheimer's Society, Tim was able to:
• Highlight the five key messages that a Dementia Friend should know
• Provide helpful explanations about how dementia can affect a person
• Flag how we can support those living with dementia and their families
• Signpost to organisations who can help those affected
Zoe Meaden, Community Manager from the charity said: “We spent time today becoming Dementia Friends and discussing how we can support people living with dementia and their loved ones who visit our community spaces."
Tim continued: "Knowing how we can support our family, friends, colleagues or even the stranger in the street is incredibly important. Whilst we cannot teach everything there is to know about dementia in a thirty-minute session, we hope that the awareness raised will help us all change the way we think, act and talk about dementia."
He went on to say: "With the community initiative Dementia Action Trowbridge working to further enhance opportunities for those living with dementia to engage and participate in the community by providing a supportive network of organisations to share resources and expertise alongside more Dementia Friends, we hope that Trowbridge really will become a more dementia friendly place to live, work and visit."