Photo: Faye Lowery
A campaign to tackle the stigma and lack of understanding around dementia has got the support of a Southport Solicitor.
Faye Lowery a Later Life Planning Solicitor from Breens Solicitors is running a free ‘Dementia Friends’ Information Session on Tuesday 23rd February 2016 and is looking for local people to come along.
The one-hour Session will take place at Sutton Grange Care Home at 10am.
Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, talks and acts about the condition.
Dementia Friends is about learning more about dementia and the small ways you can help. From telling friends about the Dementia Friends programme to visiting someone you know living with dementia, every action counts.
There are currently 850,000 people living with the condition in England.
Having volunteered to be a Dementia Friends Champion, Faye Lowery is now delivering Dementia Friends Sessions to people across Southport. She said:
Dementia touches the lives of millions of people across the country. Dementia Friends was launched to tackle the stigma and lack of understanding that means many people with the condition experience loneliness and social exclusion. It’s all about learning more about dementia and the small ways you can help. From getting in touch with someone you know living with dementia to wearing your badge with pride, every action counts.’
Anyone wanting to attend the Dementia Friends Session should contact Faye Lowery at Breens Solicitors Southport on 01704 532890 or Sutton Grange on 01704 740131.
Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321
Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News.
If you want your news read locally online then send it to firstname.lastname@example.org – relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience.