Leicestershire & Rutland

Dementia Friends

Helping to create dementia friendly communities

Hi, I am Kathy Gill, I am a member of the Glenfield U3A and have been trained by the Alzheimer’s Society to present Dementia Friends Information sessions.

I would like to offer a session to any U3A in our network. I do not think it is suitable as the talk at a General meeting, but should be offered as a one-off session at a different time to interested members.

The idea is to give information about dementia in an upbeat, interactive and simple way to increase dementia awareness and change the way society thinks, talks and acts about dementia.

I do not charge for the talk or expenses, but you would need to provide a room with sufficient chairs for between 8 and 30 people. The presentation takes about 75 minutes. Both Glenfield and Leicester U3A also put on tea/coffee and biscuits afterwards. This is not essential, but it did give participants chance to talk to each other and ask questions.I do not use any electrical visual aids.

If you want to find out more please contact me: Kathy Gill, email: keg123@ntlworld.com or tel 0116 229 1903