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How can I get involved?

Dementia Friends is an Alzheimer's Society led initiative.  It aims to increase dementia awareness and change the way the nation thinks, talks and acts about dementia and is part of the Prime Minister's Challenge on Dementia.  A Dementia Friend is someone who has attended a one hour information session and has committed to an action that will make the lives of people living with dementia a little bit better.  Anyone of any age can be a Dementia Friend and every action counts.
Click the Dementia Friends Badge below to visit the Dementia Friends website for more information.

It's important that people living with dementia are understood when they use their local community facilities.  Whether you are a shop, cafe, gym, knitting club, bank, in fact anywhere people go, can be dementia friendly.  We normally suggest that you have a dementia friends session first to give you some ideas, then you can submit pledges of action to be dementia friendly and gain accreditation.    To see other people's pledges click here.
If you would like to 'Become a Dementia Friendly Place', click the Dementia Friendly Logo below to download the membership form complete it and email to or post to The Bridge, Gemini Centre, Hartlepool TS24 7SA.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
A Steering Group was established to deliver the 'Working to Build a Dementia Friendly Hartlepool Project' bringing together a large range of local organisations to actively look at Hartlepool becoming accredited as a Dementia Friendly Community.  Below are links to the notes of recent meetings:

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August 2015
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