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New Dementia Friends scheme ‘will improve understanding of disease’

9th November 2012

The government has announced the launch of Dementia Friends, a scheme that has been described as the UK's biggest ever dementia awareness project.

Funding of 2.4 million pounds will be used by the Social Fund and the Department of Health to provide free awareness sessions to one million people by 2015, thus helping them to gain a better understanding of neurodegenerative diseases.

Participants will receive badges to show they are equipped with knowledge about dementia, with the overall purpose of the project being to help patients feel better understood and more included in their community.

The scheme has been launched in England this week and the Alzheimer's Society will be working with the government to extend it to the rest of the UK as soon as possible.

A forget-me-not symbol has been created as the emblem for this campaign, with this icon also set to be used to recognise organisations and communities that are dementia-friendly.

Around 750,000 people in the UK are estimated to have dementia at present, a total that is expected to double over the next 30 years.ADNFCR-8000103-ID-801485379-ADNFCR

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