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Dementia Awareness Training and Becoming a Dementia Friend
Mon 8 May 2017, 12:00 – 13:00 BST
Dementia Friends (DF) is a social action movement which aims to increase understanding of dementia and inspire people to take action to support people affected by dementia in their community. DF is led by the Alzheimer’s Society as a strand of its work to create “dementia friendly communities i.e. communities that are more understanding and inclusive of people affected by dementia. Such an understanding is becoming increasingly important with the Alzheimer’s Research UK state there are currently 850,000 (1.3%) people with a form of dementia in the UK, of which 42,000 are younger people (assumed to be under 65 years) with the expectation of a rise to over 2 million by 2025. The prevalence rates increases with age: 40-64 years (1 in 1400); 65-69 years (1 in 100); 70-79 years (1 in 25) and over 80 years (1 in 6). It is estimated that there are 700,000 carers of people with dementia and family carers.
This interactive workshop will give you the opportunity to learn more about dementia and how you can support and champion people with dementia.
Presenter: Helen Orton, Dementia Friends Champion, Academic Lead for CPD, School of Health Sciences.
This event is part of the University of Liverpool's Wellbeing Week, held from 8th-12th May 2017. You can find out more about the wide range of activities we have planned here: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/intranet/wellbeing/wellbeing-week/. Follow tweets throughout the week at #LivUniWellbeing. All events are for staff and students of the University of Liverpool only.