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In the UK, there are about 800,000 people with dementia; it is estimated that around 400,000 people have dementia without knowing. By raising awareness about this condition, it is hoped that more people will be diagnosed earlier, giving more time for them to come to terms with future symptoms.
People who look after someone with dementia can find useful information and advice for carers published by Bedfordshire Police.
Become a dementia friend
The campaign, launched by Public Health England and Alzheimer’s Society, is encouraging people to become a Dementia Friend by watching a short video online or by attending a face-to-face information session to increase their understanding of the condition and implementing their experience on a daily basis.
The campaign aims to raise awareness and help create a network of Dementia Friends across England.For further information on the campaign and how to become a Dementia Friend.