Many people suffer from memory loss and dementia, especially as they get older – but they can still lead fulfilling lives and play an active role in their communities. On Monday, in a special school assembly, Amelia Worley from Age UK Norfolk spoke to all our pupils from Year 3-13 about what having dementia means to the people affected, their families and the wider community – and what we can all do to help. She followed up with separate sessions for our Sixth Formers and pupils from Years 10 and 11. Ms Worley is helping Hethersett in its mission to be a dementia-friendly village, which means a place where people with dementia can:
- find their way around and feel safe
- access their local facilities
- continue participating in social activities and clubs
Now our pupils know more about dementia and what we can all do to help!