First UK Global Dementia Friends Ambassador announced

August 23, 2016   //   No Comments

Actress Carey Mulligan has been appointed as the first UK Global Dementia Friends Ambassador by Alzheimer’s Society and Jeremy Hunt.  In her new role, Carey will bring both international attention to the benefits of making communities dementia friendly, and a renewed focus on the Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme in England.

To mark the announcement, Carey spent time with Health Minister Jeremy Hunt at Heathrow Airport, which is working towards becoming the world’s first dementia friendly airport, to lead a Dementia Friends training session for the airport’s staff. She set out the UK’s role as a global leader in dementia and outlined her plans to champion the rights of people with dementia across the world.  Read the full story on the government’s website here.

With Dementia becoming increasingly prevalent,  SAIF aims to help our members become dementia friendly organisations.  We’ve teamed up with training2care, the UK’s licence holders of the Virtual Dementia Tour® – a hands-on, sensitivity training programme which gives people a greater understanding of the physical and mental challenges faced by people with Dementia.  Learn more here.