Wakefield Wildcats are supporting the new Dementia Friends campaign to help people develop an understanding of dementia and turn it into action to help people in their community living with the disease by becoming Dementia Friends.
Dementia is arguably the biggest health crisis facing the UK there are currently approximately 670,000 people in England. Who have dementia with one in three of us, over 65 developing the disease.
Public Health England and Alzheimer’s Society have come together to inspire the Dementia Friends campaign which is encouraging individuals and businesses to become a Dementia Friend by watching a short video online to increase their understanding and use this to help people with dementia in their communities.
The campaign aims to create a network of one million Dementia Friends across England by 2015. As part of the campaign, adverts will appear on TV, online and outdoors from 7 May 2014.
For further information on the campaign and how to become a Dementia Friend, please visit www.dementiafriends.org.uk/partners