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Meet the Wickford store’s Dementia Friends

16 May, 2017
Meet the Wickford store’s Dementia Friends
Meet the Wickford store’s Dementia Friends

Specsavers staff in Wickford are proud to say they are all qualified Dementia Friends.

Dementia Friends is an Alzheimer’s Society initiative and helps staff to develop an understanding of dementia and support customers and employees who are affected by the condition.

Here to help

Abbie Bartrip, store supervisor at Wickford Specsavers, said: ‘Here at the Wickford store we’re proud to have all our team qualified as Dementia Friends.

‘Having a good understanding of dementia is really important and taking the qualification has really helped the entire team to support customers who suffer from the condition.’

Rewarding

Abbie added: ‘It’s shown us that while performing our everyday duties it’s equally as important to take a little extra time to support and care for customers. It’s been such a rewarding qualification to obtain.’

Dementia Friends is a qualification that is completed online and entails watching a series of scenario-based videos.

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