Six formers learn more about Dementia

Staff and Students at Staffordshire University Academy in Cannock, took part in a Dementia Awareness session, with Diane Wallace, our Dementia Outreach Manager.

They were interested in the interactive aspect, and the scenarios regarding living with or caring for a person living with a diagnosis of dementia.

Di Wallace, Dementia Outreach Manager said, “A big part of my role is working with local communities and businesses to help them understand what dementia is. 40% of people with dementia feel lonely and 34% say they do not feel part of the community. If we all have a better understanding of dementia, we can change this, and dispel any myths and stigma.”

Staffordshire University Academy formerly known as Blake Valley Technology College is a secondary school with Academy status.