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WHATTeaching kids about dementia in schools.
WHYTo provide easy to use Dementia teaching curriculum and resources for teachers or facilitators to engage children in dementia awareness.
WHEREAlzheimer's Society.
United Kingdom.

Program Description

“We want every young person to understand what it's like to live with dementia. Help us make a dementia-friendly generation by teaching your students about dementia.”

“A third of young people know someone living with dementia. With over two million people developing dementia in the next ten years, most people will know someone affected by the condition in their lifetime.”

Dementia training packs are available for primary and secondary schools.

Upon completion of dementia training children will become certified Dementia Friends and  
awarded a badge.

Topics include:

  • Understanding the brain.
  • How to communicate with someone with dementia.
  • Dementia in the family and the role of carers.
  • Dementia in the community.

Students are encouraged to make a presentation about dementia or the school may hold an assembly to increase dementia awareness.

Memories with Grandma is an animation video and activity pack especially designed for young children. 

The dementia training program may be extended by involving students and those with dementia in intergenerational activities. Students may host events at the school such as croquet, fitness games and also make visits to care homes.

Through the Alzheimer's Society Dementia Friends Champion Program speakers are available to make a presentation to students about dementia free of charge.

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