There are currently 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK, and this figure is predicted to rise to over two million by 2051. Dementia Friends is an Alzheimer’s Society initiative that aims to increase people’s understanding of dementia and small things we can all do to support people living with dementia.
A Dementia Friend is someone who has attended an information session and has committed to an action that will make the lives of people living with dementia a little bit better. Anyone of any age can be a Dementia Friend and every action counts – from getting in touch with someone you know living with dementia, to telling your friends and family about the Dementia Friends campaign.
Chipping Norton now has more than 130 official Dementia Friends, including eight Chipping Norton Town Councillors. Seven local organisations have staged Information Sessions so far including:
- Experience Chipping Norton
- Chipping Norton Lions
- Your Local Co-Op
- Alzheimer’s Society Carers’ Group
- The Town Council
- Sibford School
Find out more
Claire Sexton is a Dementia Friends Champion and is running free Dementia Friends information sessions in and around Chipping Norton. If you are interested in attending or hosting an information session, or simply finding out more, please email Claire on firstname.lastname@example.org
If you care for someone living with dementia, the Alzheimer’s Society’s Chipping Norton Carers’ Support Group gives carers the opportunity to meet with others who understand some of what they are going through. Run by a facilitator, the sessions offer a chance to ask questions, get information and share experiences in a safe and supportive environment.
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