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Dementia Buddy

Dementia Buddy Volunteer

A dementia buddy volunteer Is a specially trained volunteer who has a good understanding of dementia and knows how to engage positively with dementia patients. They will:


  • Promote dignity and respect. 

  • Provide social support whilst in an acute hospital setting.  

  • Engage in activities to help maintain cognitive capabilities.

  • Assist patients at mealtimes.  


Training and legal checks can take up to three months before being placed on a ward. All volunteers will receive full training, support and travel expenses (ten mile radius only).  The service runs from 9 am - 8pm, 7 days a week.

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Becoming a Dementia Buddy
AVAILABILITY (would you prefer a regular time each week)
Day (multiples can be selected)

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