Intergenerational work

Brit School students and day centre staff take action against dementia

Dementia friends champions at the Marsh and Willow Day Centre and Langley Oaks Day Centre in Croydon have been working with students and staff at The BRIT School to enable them to become dementia friends.

A dementia friends training session was arranged for 43 BRIT school students and their tutors, with students asking a range of questions including: 

  • is dementia hereditary?
  • does medication help?
  • is it just the elderly who can get dementia?
  • can it affect your eyesight?
  • is there a cure for dementia?

The BRIT school staff at the session plan to become dementia champions and expect to train remaining students and staff to become dementia friends. 

The collaborative work with the day centres which started 4years ago continues with some BRIT students working with service users at the Marsh and Willow Centre. 

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For further information about the work of Croydon Dementia Action Alliance and becoming a dementia friend, email: marion.abbott@croydon.gov.uk

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