Nicola and her team have been trained as Dementia Friends, learning about what dementia is, what it is like to have the condition and what we can do to help people with the symptoms. To do the same visit alzheimers.dementiafriends.org.uk or contact the Alzheimer’s Society Care Line on 0845 306 0898 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement saw the announcement of a new £15 million fund to help find innovative new cures for dementia, and Alzeihmer’s Research UK is doubling its investment in dementia research through the Oxford Research Network Centre. Oxford was one of the original founding Network members, and the Alzheimer’s Research UK Network incorporates researchers from the University of Oxford, Oxford Brookes University and the University of Reading. They will benefit from £100,000 of investment as part of the Defeat Dementia fund raising campaign launched by the Prime Minister. The new funding will support innovative projects in tackling dementia.
Nicola says Nearly 8,000 people in Oxfordshire are living with dementia, and I have found Dementia Friends training extremely useful while I am out meeting people and helping with complex personal issues. I’d encourage everyone to become a Dementia Friend and wear the badge with pride so people know they can approach you for help.