“Wycombe High School students become dementia friends after a moving and insightful talk from Alzheimer’s Society ambassador Trudi Srivener, from Ashridge Home Care. We are all very proud to see our students keen to make the world a better place.” Wycombe High School
We are passionate about creating the right conditions for our clients with dementia to live independently in their own homes and believe working with the next generation to create a more dementia-friendly society is a key part of that.
According to the Alzheimer’s Society , there are currently 900,000 living with dementia in the UK, and more than 7,200 people are estimated to be living with the condition in Buckinghamshire. Although there is currently no cure for dementia, people with the condition can live well for years. Every time we talk about dementia we get a step closer to creating a more supportive society. The kind of society we can all be proud to be part of.
Too many people affected by dementia feel that society fails to understand the condition they live with. Becoming a Dementia Friend simply means finding out more about how dementia affects a person – and then, armed with this understanding, doing small everyday things that help. For example, being patient in a shop queue, or spending time with someone you know who’s living with dementia.