As part of our partnership with Alzheimer's Society and to celebrate World Alzheimer's Month, we launching a Dementia Friends roll out initiative this month.
We're hoping as many Lockton Associates as possible take the 20 minutes to watch the online intranet videos needed to become a Dementia Friend.
By becoming a Dementia Friend you'll be joining the 2.5 million Dementia Friends movement in the UK – that is transforming the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about a condition that affects the lives of so many of our colleagues, their loved ones and communities.
Dementia is one of the greatest challenges we face in society today. As a business, we can contribute to tackling the social and economic impact of dementia and break down the stigma attached to the condition. A survey carried out by Alzheimer's Society found that 73% of UK adults thought that society was not adequately prepared to deal with dementia. Our Dementia Friends' initiative aims to tackle this by giving people the information to better support colleagues, clients, friends and family.