Becoming a Dementia Friend

Thu 18th February 2016

Connal Cochrane and 7 others sitting round table , becoming

Staff from the Rangers Charity Foundation and Rangers FC have undertaken training with Alzheimer Scotland to help our organisations become more dementia friendly – and fans can also get involved in the charity’s Dementia Friends campaign.  

Anne McWhinnie, Dementia Friends Programme Manager at Alzheimer Scotland, came to Ibrox recently and delivered some excellent training to help staff understand more about the disease and the challenges faced by those living with it.

It is possible to live well with dementia, and Alzheimer Scotland aims to change people’s perceptions about dementia and help people with dementia remain a part of their community. 

People with dementia get by with a little help from their friends, and anybody can become a Dementia Friend – it’s just about understanding a bit more about dementia and the small things you can do to help people with the condition. This could be helping someone find the right bus or being patient in a till queue if someone with dementia is taking longer to pay. Every action counts!

It takes just a few minutes to follow three simple steps, including watching a short video, to become a Dementia Friend.  To find out more take a look here.

Why not give just a little bit of your valuable time and make a real difference to people with dementia?

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