It is the 30th July which means that it is officially Friendship Day in the UK. It is important for all of us to have friends that can help us whether that is family, colleagues, neighbours, etc. This is particularly true of people in the UK that are living with dementia.
That is why I am a proud Dementia Champion as part of the Dementia Friends charity having created over 80 dementia friends. However, I am only just getting started!
My role as Dementia Champion and aim is to provide sessions to anyone who has not already become a dementia friend. This is described by Dementia Friends “as simply learning more about dementia, putting yourself in the shoes of someone living with the condition, and turning your understanding into action. From visiting someone you know with dementia to being more patient in a shop queue, every action counts.”
As part of the Court of Protection at Wilson Browne Solicitors I also see on a daily basis how the impact of a short visit from someone can boost morale and create a better quality of life for that particular person. If you are caring for a loved one or are popping in to see a neighbour do not underestimate what a regular visit, chat and cup of tea can do for a person in the community or at a care home.
The Court of Protection team at Wilson Browne Solicitors provide expert advice every day on financial matters and act as attorneys and deputies for people who may not have friends or family available to help them. As part of this we visit clients to make sure their needs are being met and that they have the best quality of life possible.
For more information talk to the experts. All the help you need.