Time to celebrate all our Dementia Friends

Date published: 30 July 2018


Last week Alzheimer’s Society revealed that a staggering two-and-a-half million people in the UK have united against dementia and become Dementia Friends.

This includes 65,518 Dementia Friends in Greater Manchester.

Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends initiative is the biggest-ever social action movement aiming to change the way people think, act and talk about dementia.

Following this news, I’d like to make your readers aware of our 2018 Dementia Friendly Awards which recognise, celebrate and promote the inspirational achievements of those uniting to making a real difference to people living with dementia.

Nominations are now open and will close on Monday, August 20.

This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate individuals, organisations and communities leading and inspiring a change that will transform the lives of people with dementia forever, challenging misunderstandings, changing attitudes and taking action.

There are a whole range of awards across 10 categories to recognise outstanding work in this area of increasing importance to the whole community. 

There is Inspiring Young Person of the Year, Dementia Friendly Organisation of the Year and Dementia Friendly Community of the Year to mention just three of the categories.

Our finalists will be selected, and invited to a ceremony in London on Thursday, November 22. 

Wouldn't it be great if we could honour and recognise someone from your readership?

It’s easy to nominate yourself or someone else, simply visit: alzheimers.org.uk/dementiafriendlyawards.

I hope to see a diverse array of nominations from your area. 

Sue Clarke

Operations Manager for Alzheimer’s Society Greater Manchester

Alzheimer's Society

The views expressed are those of the author of the letter and not those of Oldham Chronicle.