We are delighted to announce that our very own trainee solicitor, Chantelle Bradley, has become a Dementia Friend.
As a Dementia Friend, Chantelle will learn more about what it is like to have dementia and the small ways in which she can help people living with the condition – this can be anything from helping someone find the right bus or showing a little patience and understanding to someone who is struggling in everyday life because of the disease.
Chantelle also spent time at Christmas helping sufferers to feel a bit less lonely. This comes after a study by the Alzheimer’s Society revealed that 71% of carers think a lack of understanding is causing people with dementia to be excluded at Christmas and nearly two-thirds of people with dementia have found that invitations have dried up since their diagnosis.
We’re very proud of Chantelle taking such an active and selfless role in helping to tackle this illness and believe it will only help her in her daily activities as a paralegal at Giles Wilson.
Keep an eye out for Chantelle’s blog, which will delve into more detail about what being a Dementia Friend entails. Until then, if you’d like to learn more and become a Dementia Friend yourself, please visit their website www.dementiafriends.org.uk today.