Your neighbors living with dementia must be supported in the communities they live in. In Sun Lakes, you can help by sharing with your friends and neighbors how to understand dementia and tactics on helping caregivers and those living with dementia as a neighbor in our community. Neighbors Who Care is one of the driving force agencies to establish Sun Lakes as a Dementia Friendly Community. Join us in being trained about dementia friendly as a DF Champion so that you can share with service providers, clubs, civic groups, and local businesses with confidence.
Dementia is an overall term that describes a wide range of symptoms associated with a decline in memory of other thinking skills, severe enough to reduce a person’s ability to perform everyday activities.
Join us by learning more about Dementia Friends at August’s upcoming one-hour Champion Training session. This session will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 10:30 a.m., at Neighbors Who Care offices, at 10450 E. Riggs Road, Suite 113, in Sun Lakes.
The session lasts one hour and explains the five key messages and helps attendees understand Dementia Friends, and what it means to be a Champion and a Dementia Friend. The goal is to help community members understand dementia, become less intimidated by interacting with people living with it, and learn small ways they can make a difference for people living with dementia. Read more about what Dementia Friendly Communities are at www.dfamerica.org.
To sign up, email Sheryl Keeme, Neighbors Who Care executive director, at [email protected] or call 480-895-7133, Ext. 170.