A HOME care coordinator will be running free ‘Dementia Friends’ information sessions in order to help people learn more about the illness and the ways they can help those who suffer from it.

Amie Blott, of Carefound Home Care, will be running the free sessions in the Wilmslow area and will be speaking with local organisations who may wish to be involved.

The Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme is the biggest initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia, aiming to transform the way the nation thinks, talks and acts about the condition.

Amie said: “I signed up to be a Dementia Friends Champion following my own personal experiences, and because at Carefound Home Care we specialise in supporting people with dementia to remain in their own homes.

“It’s easy to get involved. I attended a training course, receive ongoing support, and I’m now proud to be part of a growing network of people creating dementia-friendly communities together.”

There are 850,000 people living with dementia in England, of whom more than 5,700 live in Cheshire East.

Anyone wanting to attend a Dementia Friends session can contact Amie at Carefound Home Care on 01625 326470 or at enquiries@carefound.co.uk. You can also visit dementiafriends.org.uk to find out more.