Jo Robinson, a Flint Bishop Associate in the Wills and Probate department is supporting the campaign to tackle the stigma and lack of understanding around dementia.
The Dementia Friends programme is run by the Alzheimer’s Society and is the biggest ever initiative to change the perception of dementia. The programme aims to transform the way the nation thinks, talks and acts about the condition.
Jo Robinson, Dementia Friends Champion & Associate at Flint Bishop comments:
“As an Associate in the Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts department at Flint Bishop, I regularly deal with people who have been affected by dementia – whether it be themselves or a relative. I became a Dementia Friend Champion so that I could develop my own awareness and understanding of the illness and provide a supportive service for my all my clients who have been affected by dementia”.
Dementia touches the lives of millions of people across the country, with 850,000 people living with the condition in England alone. Dementia Friends was launched to tackle the stigma and lack of understanding that means many people with the condition experience loneliness and social exclusion.
Jo Robinson will be running a free ‘Dementia Friends’ Information session on 27 September 2017. The one-hour session will take place at The Weston Centre, Tamworth Street, Duffield, Belper, DE56 4ER. Local people are welcome to attend the session to find out more information about the Dementia Friends programme.
To find out more information about Dementia Friends, please register your attendance to Jo Robinson’s event by clicking here.