The Dementia Friends program aims to create a dementia friendly community in Chennai, by increasing awareness towards dementia among the youth. A dementia-friendly environment is one in which persons living with dementia are empowered to have high aspirations, build confidence and participate in activities that are meaningful to them.
In this program each volunteer is paired with a family that is looking after a person with dementia. The volunteer makes weekly visits to the assigned home, providing companionship to the person with dementia. The volunteer also interacts with the family members and conducts structured activities. Our volunteers have formed special relationships with the people they are paired with. You can read about their experiences here