Dementia FriendsPublished on 13th February, 2018
Over fifty people attended a one-hour training session
organised in conjunction with the
Alzheimer’s Society last Monday in All Saints’ Church, Rhiwbina.
The visiting speaker led us to challenge many of the negative preconceptions which are commonly associated with dementia,
stressing that the disease is progressive,
and that it is possible to live well with dementia.
We learned simple techniques whereby we can make our churches
We were encouraged to identify ourselves by wearing
and to enrol in the Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Friends initiative.
This was an extremely worthwhile and enlightening experience
which helped us to put ourselves in the place of members of our congregations
and people in the wider community who are living with dementia,
so that we are better able to help them cope with feelings of disorientation
which many of them experience.