Monday, 21 September 2015

Is the D Word the new C Word?

When I grew up the C word was something that you never mentioned, a word so dreadful that it was never mentioned. But over the years and through research and changes in society the C word became something that we are no longer afraid to talk about and recently we have reached the stage where more than 50 % people survive a cancer diagnosis.

These days C has been overtaken by D and a diagnosis of dementia is almost universally feared. At Will and Probate Services we have taken the decision to help and support those in our community who are living with dementia by offering everyone the opportunity to become a Dementia Friend by attending an Alzheimer’s Society Information session.

A Dementia Friend learns a little bit more about what it's like to live with dementia and then turns that understanding into action - anyone of any age can be a Dementia Friend. From helping someone to find the right bus to spreading the word about dementia on social media, every action counts.

If you are interested in becoming a Dementia Friend and joining a national initiative that will help people living with dementia feel included in their communities, then call us on 01778 382723, check our website or like our Will and Probate Services page on Facebook to find out about our upcoming information sessions and book you place.

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