The owner of a Cheshire based live-in care provider will be making a positive difference in the community following his successful completion of becoming a Dementia Friends Champion.
John Pughe, who set up the Cheshire and North Wales Promedica24 branch, will use his knowledge and experience to raise further awareness of dementia by holding free Dementia Friends sessions.
Run by volunteers, and supported and organised by the Alzheimer’s Society, the sessions aim to create Dementia Friends who learn more about what it is like to live with dementia and turn that understanding into action.
John commented: “I wanted to increase my own understanding of dementia, as well as sharing this with the community. Many people know of someone living with dementia, and raising awareness can only help to improve their lives within the community.”
As well as becoming a Dementia Champion, John is also working on becoming a Rural Champion with the Rural Living Well Project. The project aims to promote healthier lifestyles with a range of activities and services across Cheshire West and Chester rural areas.
Both projects will be of benefit to the quality of care Promedica24 is able to provide to individuals in the area.