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World Alzheimer’s Day: September 21 - Being Dementia Friendly


In advance of World Alzheimer’s Day on Sunday we wanted to let you know some of the things that we have been doing here at Clarion to become a Dementia Friendly business.

We are well known for the advice we provide to those affected by mental incapacity, be it an individual or their family and friends that support them

One of the most distressing and difficult issues facing many families today is caring for elderly relations and loved ones who are no longer able to live independently or conduct their own affairs through the onset of dementia or Alzheimer’s.

Senior Associate in the private client team, Clare King, is a member of Dementia Friends.  It is important to Clare and the team to help spread the word and share their knowledge and expertise.

Dementia Friends

The Dementia Friends initiative is being run by the Alzheimer’s Society to help improve peoples’ understanding of dementia and how people can live well with dementia.

Clare recently completed a Dementia Friends Champion Training course which means that I am now able to deliver Dementia Friends Information sessions.

The Dementia Friends initiative aims to create one million Dementia Friends by 2015. A Dementia Friend is somebody who has attended an information session and is committed to an action, however small or big, which will help people to live well with dementia.

44%* of people with dementia feel that they have lost friends after being diagnosed and that 67% of people with dementia don’t feel part of the community. That’s a lot of people. This is surely something that can be improved if we are able to take a small amount of time to become a little bit more aware of dementia and even think about becoming a Dementia Friend.

*Dementia 2012 National Report

Please listen to Clare's latest video in which she describes the training she has recently undertaken and how Clarion can help you become more Dementia Friendly.  

Dementia Training At Work

Earlier in the year, members of staff from Clarion, from the Front of House team to the Managing Partner attended a Dementia Friends Information session that was run by another Dementia Friends Champion at our offices.  This was a lively and enjoyable session and the overwhelming response was one of positivity. The enthusiasm for the session reflects this firm’s commitment to valuing all of our clients including people who are living with dementia.

Would you like to offer Dementia training for your team? 

Clare is trained to provide Dementia Friendly Information sessions, and there can be hosted either at our office or Clare can present at your business premises.  Please email Clare at clare.king@clarionsolicitors.com or give her a call on 0113 222 3234 to discuss the training further.