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Ask your DFO – What is a webinar and how do I get involved?

Ask your DFO - What is a webinar and how do I get involved?Each month, one of our DFOs (Dementia Friends Officers) answer one of your Dementia Friends Champions questions. Ian Hind, DFO for the East Midlands, answers this month’s question: Dementia Friends

What is a webinar and how do I get involved?

 

Our team of Dementia Friends Officers (DFOs) run regular webinars on a range of topics to assist Dementia Friends Champions in their role. To see a list of upcoming webinars click here.

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Ask your DFO – How can Champions be involved in developing resources

Ask your DFO – Can Champions be involved in developing resourcesEach month, one of our DFOs (Dementia Friends Officers) answer one of your Dementia Friends Champions questions. Charlotte Adams, DFO for the South West, answers this month’s question: Dementia Friends

How can Champions be involved in developing Dementia Friends resources?

Dementia Friends wants to be accessible to everyone and we are eager for Champions to be involved in developing new resources.

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Ask your DFO – Dementia Friends Champions

Ask your RSOEach month, one of our DFOs (Dementia Friends Officers) answer one of your Dementia Friends Champions questions. Charlotte Adams, DFO for the North West, answers this month’s question:

Why is it important to signpost during my Information Sessions?

Take into account that everyone will have different reasons for attending but it is important to remember that people have signed up to attend an Information Session and become Dementia Friends. If someone asks a question, this will be more than likely not be relevant to everyone in the room so signposting can be a great way to ensure people are acknowledged and know they will find out where they can get further information. Answering one question can also lead to lots of further questions which will make it difficult to get through your Session on time!

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Ask your DFO – Do participants get a badge if they don’t complete an action card?

Aimee PackwoodEach month, one of our DFOs (Dementia Friends Officers) answer one of your Dementia Friends Champions questions. Aimee Packwood, DFO for the South West, answers this month’s question: Dementia Friends 

At my Information Session, a participant didn’t want to fill in the action card. Can I still give them their Dementia Friend badge without an action card?

As you are aware (hopefully from bingo point 12), Dementia Friends is about turning understanding into action hence, it is really important that everyone who wears a Dementia Friends badge has committed to an action, to make their community more dementia-friendly.

However, filling in the action cards is voluntary.

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How do I approach new audiences?

Charlotte Adams ask your rso dementia friendEach month, one of our DFOs (Dementia Friends Officers) answers one of your Dementia Friends Champions questions. Charlotte Adams, DFO for the North West, answers this month’s question:

‘How do I approach new audiences?

It’s fantastic to hear you are interested in approaching new audiences to deliver Dementia Friends Information Sessions.

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An organisation wants to use the Dementia Friends logo – what can I tell them?

Each month, one of our DFOs (Dementia Friends Officers) answers one of your Dementia Friends Champions questions. Charlotte Adams, DFO for the North West, answers this month’s question:

‘I’ve delivered a Session for an organisation and they want to use the Dementia Friends logo – what can I tell them?

That’s fantastic to hear that the organisation wants to support the initiative. The first thing I would ask is how they would like to use the logo.

They want to use the logo

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I’ve been asked to run an info stand to raise awareness of Dementia Friends – what can I do?

Aimee PackwoodEach month, one of our DFOs (Dementia Friends Officers) answer one of your Dementia Friends Champions questions. Aimee Packwood, DFO for the South West, answers this month’s question:

I’ve been asked to run an info stand to raise awareness of Dementia Friends – what can I do?

Thanks so much for helping us to promote Dementia Friends! Having a stall is a great way to talk to people about what Dementia Friends is and why they should sign up, and can help us to reach lots of people who haven’t heard of Dementia Friends.

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Ask your DFO : Shorter Information Sessions

Ask your RSO MidlandsEach month, one of our DFOs (Dementia Friends Officers) answer one of your Dementia Friends Champions questions. Ian Hind, DFO for the East Midlands, answers this month’s question: Dementia Friends 

Can I run an Information Session in a shorter time?

Wherever possible we would prefer the standard information Session (45 – 60 min) to be run. However, sometimes an organisation or community group only has 30 minutes to give you. In which case, the struggle is how to keep to the time, and how to change the Session plan.

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Dementia Friends Champions: Ask your DFO

 Dementia Friends Champions: Ask your RSO

Each month, one of our DFOs (Dementia Friends Officers) answer your Dementia Friends Champions questions. Charlotte Adams, DFO for the North West, answers this month’s question: Dementia Friends 

How do I respond to questions in my Information Sessions?

That’s a brilliant question! From time to time, people will ask questions during you Information Sessions and it is a great idea to think about beforehand how to respond.

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