Dementia Friends Champions Webinars: A Guide

Our team of Regional Support Officers (RSOs) 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.

Not sure what a webinar is? RSO Camilla put together this handy guide:


What is a webinar?
Short for Web-based seminar, it is a presentation or seminar that is run on the internet. The website allows an RSO from Dementia Friends to run a virtual seminar with Champions from across the country. Whether you live on Cornwall or Newcastle, Carlisle or Kent as long as you have internet access and telephone line you can join in.

So how does it work?
When you sign up to a webinar you will be sent instructions for a website to visit and a telephone number to ring so that you can join the seminar. The website has special software that allows you to watch a power point presentation, chat with the presenter and other Champions in a chat box and also vote in polls. The telephone number takes you to a conference call line where you can listen to the presenter. You can also un-mute your phone to ask questions. All webinars last about one hour.

Why should I join a webinar?
A webinar is a great way to learn, engage with the Dementia Friends team and meet other Champions. We are covering lots of different subject that will be really helpful for Champions such as how to promote your sessions, how to deal with difficult questions and tips to get going with your first session. Take a look at upcoming webinars.

How do I sign up?
Easy – just email the Dementia Friends team at dementiafriends@alzheimers.org.uk with the subject line ‘Webinar’ and tell us which webinars from the list you would like to join.

2 thoughts on “Dementia Friends Champions Webinars: A Guide

    1. Dementia Friends Post author

      Hi Steven – many thanks for your message. I’m sorry to hear about your Mum. Alzheimer’s Society provides lots of support and advice:
      • The Alzheimer’s Society National Dementia Helpline 0300 222 1122 can provide information, support, guidance and signposting to other appropriate organisations.
      • The Alzheimer’s Society website has lots of information, advice, fact sheets and other resources available: http://alzheimers.org.uk/
      • You could visit Talking Point, Alzheimer’s Society’s discussion forum for anyone affected by dementia: http://forum.alzheimers.org.uk/forum.php
      • You can search for local services in your area here: http://alzheimers.org.uk/site/scripts/documents.php?categoryID=200121

      Kind regards,
      Lucien

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