Dorothy Bowman and Jane Johnson have just completed their training to become the first two Dementia Champions in Newton Aycliffe.
Their aim is to visit groups and individuals and explain that, with support, what people with dementia can do to take a active role in life. There is more to a person than dementia and it is possible to live well and it is not a natural part of growing old.
Jane and Dorothy would like to involve young people in the group so that they will understand people with dementia.  Whilst Dorothy and Jane are not medically trained they can point people with dementia and their carers in the right direction for professional help and explain the condition. For further information please ring 01325 308094  or 07967 901477.

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