Senior Solicitor Bekka Fuszard is a Dementia Friends Ambassador for the Alzheimer’s Society. She volunteers for the Alzheimer’s Society and has received training and receives ongoing support to be able to offer Dementia Friends Information Sessions to staff and the local community. The Dementia Friends initiative was launched to tackle the stigma and lack of understanding. Over 2.5 million Dementia Friends have now been created across the UK; each helping to change the way we act, talk and think about dementia. Each session lasts 45-60 minutes.
Talking about her role as an Ambassador, Bekka says: ‘I signed up to be a Dementia Friends Ambassador (formerly Dementia Friends Champion) because I am passionate about dementia awareness and creating a dementia friendly society. My Grandad had dementia and, working in the Tax and Estate Planning Department here, I regularly meet clients who are living with dementia themselves or have loved ones who are. I’m proud to be part of a growing network of people creating dementia friendly communities together.’
If you would like to register an interest in a Dementia Friend Information Session, please contact Bekka who would be delighted to hear from you. Please also check our events page for scheduled upcoming sessions.
We are proud to have been recognised as Working to Become Dementia Friendly since 2018. To earn our Dementia Friendly Kent recognition badge, Whitehead Monckton has committed to having a high percentage of staff as Dementia Friends and other several pledges. The firm regularly supports local dementia friendly initiatives and events across Kent and particularly in the Maidstone area as Bekka is a former chair of the dementia friendly community group, ‘Building a Dementia Friendly Maidstone’.
Having taken the time to increase their understanding of dementia, our lawyers understand that each individual has their own dementia journey and take the time, often in conjunction with a medical professional specialising in capacity, to consider each individual’s capacity and support those living with dementia with their legal affairs.
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