Dementia friends

There are volunteering opportunities available across the borough to support those living with dementia and their carers, whether it's volunteering in the community or in a hospital.

Dementia in hospitals

Patients who are unwell and also have dementia often experience distress and increased anxiety when in hospital, as the environment and routine are unfamiliar.

If you are passionate about helping to support Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust in their work towards improving the care of people with dementia we would love to speak to you.

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Volunteers are also needed for supporting the work of the Alzheimer's Society.

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Dementia friendly communities

Opportunities include supporting activities which are delivered across the borough, these range from reminiscence sessions, cafes, musical activities plus many more.

By becoming a Dementia Friend Champion, you can encourage others to make a positive difference to people living with dementia in their community by helping people understand what it’s like to live with dementia and the actions they can take in their communities.

Knit twiddlemuffs (knitted band with items attached that a patient with dementia can twiddle) - they provide stimulation for people living with dementia who may be struggling with restless hands and often provide comfort. These are handed out to people living with dementia throughout the borough.

You can also set up your own Sporting Memories Reminiscence session or reading group for people living with dementia.



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