3 Easy Ways YOU can Reduce Stigma Surrounding Dementia:
1. Watch Your Language Unfortunately, it’s still common to hear insensitive jokes; dementia is not something to make light of. If you hear someone making irrational comments, use your voice and speak up!
2. Learn the Facts and Don’t Make Assumptions Educate yourself and recognize that dementia affects each person differently. Not only are you increasing your awareness around dementia, but you can help boost someone else’s understanding.
3. Be a Friend Continue to support those who are dealing with dementia, as well as their family and friends. It lets them know that they have people in their lives who care about their well-being and that they are not alone. Plus, social activity is proven to slow the progression of dementia!