Senator Mensch Hosts Dementia Friends Information Session

HARRISBURG – On Thursday, October 29, State Senator Bob Mensch (R-24) hosted a ‘Dementia Friends Information Session’ for community members in his district. Dementia Friends is a global movement that is changing the way people think, act, and talk about dementia.

The Dementia Friends initiative was originally developed by the Alzheimer’s Society in the United Kingdom and is now underway in Pennsylvania. This organization is aimed towards helping everyone in a community understand what dementia is and how it affects people so that they can ultimately make a different for people touched by dementia.

The session was one-hour long and covered five key messages about dementia as well as what it is like to live with dementia. It allows those who participate to turn their understanding into a practical action that can help someone with dementia living in their communities.

“I think it is so important to ensure that our communities learn about what dementia is and how it effects those living with it,” Mensch said. “I wanted to host this information session so that members of our community could come together to learn how to make a difference in someone’s life and commit to changing the way they think, act, and talk about dementia, and was happy to welcome 30 new Dementia Friends in Pennsylvania.”

For more information on Senator Mensch’s legislation, visit www.senatormensch.com.  State updates can also be found on Senator Mensch’s Facebook at facebook.com/PASenatorBobMensch/ or Twitter @SenatorMensch.

CONTACT: Madison Scarfaro mscarfaro@pasen.gov  (215) 541-2388