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King’s Lynn Library to host Dementia Friends recruitment sessions

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The drive for people in West Norfolk to become more dementia friendly continues in the next few weeks.

As part of the Alzheimer’s Society’s national campaign to ask volunteers to become dementia friends, venues in West Norfolk are holding recruiting sessions.

Run by staff from public health at Norfolk County Council, the sessions are aimed at helping to change the way people think, talk and act around dementia.

The information sessions will take place throughout June and July in West Norfolk and aim to help people develop a better understanding of dementia and to support people with the disease to live well for longer.

Paul Smyth, the county council’s committee chairman for communities said: “There is some excellent work being undertaken in Norfolk to support residents with dementia and to raise awareness of how we can all play a part in helping sufferers.

The campaign, launched by Public Health England and the Alzheimer’s Society, aims to create a network of one million Dementia Friends by 2015.

Dementia Friend information sessions are being held at Lynn library on Tuesday, June 24 and Thursday, June 26, at 6-7pm.

For any further information about Dementia Friends you should visit www.norfolkslivingwell.org.uk

 

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