Birch Green recently welcomed back local Dementia Friends Champion Joe Sherville into the home to help more people understand the impact dementia has on people’s lives.
Joe regularly delivers sessions in the community to provide information on the condition and enable people to sign up to become a Dementia Friend.
Dementia Friends is run by the Alzheimer’s Society, to help change people’s perceptions and increase understanding on dementia.
At this latest session, seven Birch Green staff members signed up to become Dementia Friends, which brings our total to 22.
With more than 850,000 people in the UK living with dementia, and the figure set to increase to more than 1million by 2025, it’s important for us to continue the good work in raising awareness of the condition and supporting those affected by it.