See the person, not the dementia
Talk about dementia
Ask how you can help
Stay in touch
Support the person to keep up hobbies and interests
Make sure your space or service is easy to use
The Dementia: Understand Together campaign is led by the HSE in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Ireland and Age Friendly Ireland.
For information on supports such as weekly Virtual Dementia Cafés for people living with dementia and family carers, as well as information on how to become a dementia champion in your community, visit www.understandtogether.ie or Freefone 1800 341 341 (Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm, Saturday 10am to 4pm).
About the author: Dr Fiona Foley, is the National Co-ordinator, Demential Understand Together
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