The team at Specsavers in Folkestone is supporting Dementia Friends, an Alzheimer’s Society initiative, to help people develop an understanding of dementia and turn it into action to support customers and employees who are affected by the condition.

Specsavers employees nationwide are completing a Dementia awareness programme. In doing so, they become recognised as a Dementia Friend.

A word from the director

Alistair Elgar-Williams, store director at Specsavers in Folkestone, comments: ‘I’m delighted the team were involved in this initiative.

‘At Specsavers we aim to meet all the needs of our customers and I feel the training session has hugely helped team members understand how dementia can affect people and how to give those who suffer appropriate service.’

Specsavers is also urging anyone over the age of 55 to undergo regular hearing tests as research suggests that people with untreated hearing loss are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s. Hearing tests at Specsavers are free.

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