Alaina Willis is a third-year pharmacy student, last year she undertook Dementia Champion training through the Alzheimer’s Society which enabled her to deliver Dementia Friends training. Having already delivered two sessions to students she would like to offer this to university staff at Medway.
This is what Alaina says about the session: “Anybody can become a dementia Friend. It’s just about understanding a bit more about dementia and the small things you can do to help people with the condition. Dementia Friends learn a little about what it’s like to live with the condition and turns that understanding into action. This could be helping someone find the right change or being patient in a queue if someone is taking longer to pay. Every action counts. Being a Dementia Friend is not about volunteering or fundraising. To become a Friend you just need to attend a session which lasts about an hour.’
The next session is on Thursday 12 March at 6pm in PK101. To sign up please email David Coldwell.