Support group heads into schools to show what it is like to live with dementia

Sessions are taking place in three Stoke-on-Trent schools this week, so pupils can find out first hand what it is like to live with dementia.

As part of Dementia Awareness Week, members of the dementia advocacy peer support group at the Beth Johnson Foundation, are taking part in art projects with youngsters.

They have been at Haywood Academy today, and will be going into Gladstone Primary and Trentham High later this week.

The three schools have previously had dementia friend’s sessions, and the events this week are aimed at extending the children's understanding of the condition and that it is possible to live independent and fulfilling lives following a diagnosis.

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