As part of Dementia Action Week Darul Ummah Goresbrook in Barking & Dagenham organised a Dementia Friends Information Session for worshippers in order to highlight how Dementia affects communities and how people can support each other in order to help those affected lead normal lives.
The Alzheimer’s Society Information Session was organised and presented on Friday – the holiest day of the week for Muslims and a day where the special Jumuah prayers are performed in congregation in Mosques all over the world.
Zoinul Abidin BEM, Head of Universal Services at Barking & Dagenham and Service Manager Rahat Ismail have facilitated these important sessions for hundreds of staff in Barking & Dagenham.
Speaking after the session delivered by Dementia Friends Ambassador Emdad Rahman Abidin said, “Dementia can turn people’s lives upside down but it doesn’t have to be that way.
“A caring community will look out for family, friends and neighbours and we are doing our bit to spread the word. We express our solidarity with those affected – No one need suffer alone.”
The Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about the condition.
Whether you attend a face-to-face Information Session or watch the online video, Dementia Friends is about learning more about dementia and the small ways you can help.
From telling friends about the Dementia Friends programme to visiting someone you know living with dementia, every action counts.