New 'Dementia Friends' program aims to help Canadians understand condition

I haven't viewed the video yet, but I support the concept. Dementia will become a bigger issue as the baby boomers age, and we as a society need to be able to understand how to best deal with the outcome - on both a personal as well as a societal level.

 

Dementia Friends Website

The video explains how to spot warning signs of the condition, such as loss of memory, disorientation, changes in mood and behaviour, and trouble speaking.

It then explains the best ways to respond to somebody with dementia, such as speaking slowly and maintaining eye contact.