Join us for a virtual Dementia Friends session

Dementia Friends is a global movement that is changing the way people think, act and talk about dementia. By helping everyone understand what dementia is and how it affects people, each of us can make a difference in the lives of the 150,000 Georgians living with dementia. Currently, there are 540,000 unpaid caregivers caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s. By 2025, it’s predicted there will be 190,000 people living with dementia in Georgia. People with dementia need to be understood and supported in their communities.  

After participating in the information session, participants will be able to describe dementia, know the most common type of dementia, understand five key messages about dementia and learn how to effectively communicate with a person who is living with dementia. A Dementia Friend turns their understanding into practical action that can help someone with dementia living in their community. This action can be as big or as small as they choose – because every action counts.

Toward the end of the session, participants will be asked to choose a small action to take as part of becoming a Dementia Friend. In doing so, they can directly implement their training to improve their communities and beyond. For the remainder of the year, DHS will host monthly Dementia Friends webinars the third Tuesday of each month from noon to 1:30 p.m., for those who would like to join this movement.

Dementia Friends Sessions

Nov
17

Webinar| Dementia Friends Georgia

A Dementia Friend learns about dementia and then turns that understanding into action.

Dec
15

Webinar | Dementia Friends Georgia

A Dementia Friend learns about dementia and then turns that understanding into action.