As part of De Montfort University Leicester’s (DMU) unsurpassed commitment to the public good, DMU staff, students and local people have the chance to take part in free dementia awareness training, helping attendees gain a personal understanding of what life is like for people with dementia.
There are currently around 850,000 people suffering from dementia in the UK and that is set to rise to 1 million by 2025. As a result, almost every person will at some time know someone with dementia.
That is why #DMUlocal believes it is vital that everyone in Leicester have the opportunity to receive free training that will allow them to better care for a person with dementia.
The sessions encourage participants to consider how they can use their skills, experience and knowledge to help raise awareness of dementia and support people with the condition.
Everyone who completes the training workshop is certified as a Dementia Ambassador with the university and can take their new perspective into the community where they can make a difference.
The training is provided by Chris Knifton, a DMU’s Senior Lecturer in Dementia, Learning Disability and Mental Health, and one of the only Dementia UK Admiral Nurses employed at a high education institution.
To learn more about Dementia Awareness Training, visit the DMU Square Mile website.
If you’re a DMU student or member of staff, sign up for the free training here.