Sunday, March 30, 2014

Dementia Friends Movement Growing Faster than Expected

More than 400,000 people have joined the Dementia Friends movement, far exceeding initial expectations.

Dementia Friends

The Dementia Friends plan was launched by U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron in concert with the Alzheimer's Society.

The program is designed to change the way society thinks about dementia and persons living with dementia in the U.K.

The Health Secretary will announce this week that more than 400,000 members of staff from the corporate sector have joined the mass movement, which aims to reduce the stigma around the disease so that those suffering from conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease feel welcome in their communities.

Continue reading in The Telegraph

Businesses sign up 400,000 dementia friends

Also See

Will Dementia Friends Become a Worldwide Movement?

National Dementia Declaration for England

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