Laura Rumsey - Dementia Friends Champion!
I was delighted to attend a Dementia Friends workshop last week that enabled me to gain accreditation as a Dementia Champion. In my work in the Private Client department, specialising in vulnerable clients I regularly encounter clients living with dementia and witness the impact that this has on both them and their families.
As Rogers & Norton is a Dementia Friendly Company, our staff have undertaken instruction to gain an understanding of the impact that living with Dementia has on people. Having completed my information session, I wanted to investigate how I could learn more about the illness and to try and help raise the profile in Norwich and the surrounding area.
We are part of The Norwich City Dementia Action Alliance, which is made up of organisations who are passionate about raising the profile of Dementia in the city and want to make Norwich a more inclusive and friendly city for those people living with dementia and their families.
Being a Dementia Champion enables me to deliver workshops to our staff, clients and companies in the area, so they are able to become Dementia Friends too. I have also been asked by Dementia Friends to deliver information sessions for anyone who requests details in the Norwich area.
If you are interested in becoming a Dementia Friend or simply want to find out more about how living with Dementia can impact on people and their families, please contact me to find out how I can help.