Link & Learn: Dementia Friendly Communities

Throughout the year, Business in the Community runs a series of one-hour, bite-sized, topical learning sessions for your employees, delivered in your workplace by experts in areas of particular interest to your workforce.

  • Date:

    01 May 2018

  • Time:

    TBC

  • Location:

    Your Organisation's Premises

  • Price:

    Free

We allocate one week in the year, and you choose a day and time that suits. Once confirmed, the expert provider will liaise with you directly. All you need to do is advertise the session and provide a suitable place for it to take place.

Understanding dementia is vital if we are to support the 20,000 people in Northern Ireland living with a form of dementia. Dementia doesn’t discriminate, every three minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed, but while there is no cure, people can and do live well with the condition. Alzheimer’s Society provides information and support for everyone affected by dementia and is researching for treatments for today and a cure for tomorrow.

In the meantime by learning about dementia and understanding the many ways it can affect people, the business community can be a supportive and welcoming place. We all come into contact with people with dementia, whether they are family or friends, neighbours, acquaintances, or customers, and becoming a Dementia Friend gives a person of any age the confidence to be supportive of people affected by dementia through better communication and improved understanding.