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From the 14th until the 20th May is Dementia Awareness Week and Ramsdens Solicitors will be showing their support by becoming a more dementia-friendly law firm.
Recent reports suggest that dementia is the biggest killer in England and Wales and that one in three babies born today will develop the disease in their lifetime. With these shocking statistics, it is vital that we take action and raise awareness.
The Alzheimer’s Society lead a programme named ‘Dementia Friends’ which aims to create more dementia-friendly communities. A Dementia Friend is someone who learns more about dementia and gains a better understanding of what it is like to live with the disease. To become a Dementia Friend, volunteers may attend an information session face-to-face with a Dementia Champion or watch an online video.
The volunteers then commit to carrying out a dementia-friendly action no matter how big or small. Examples of actions may include wearing your Dementia Friends badge and spreading the word to encourage others to attend a session or visiting someone that you know who is living with dementia.
For Dementia Awareness Week, Ramsdens Solicitors will be offering Dementia Friends information sessions to members of staff to support the cause across our offices next week.
Let’s unite against dementia.