Local MP Caroline Dinenage will host a 'Dementia Friends' training session for the community this Friday at the Gosport Discovery Centre.

The 'Dementia Friends' initiative is led by The Alzheimer's Society and aims to ensure that people living with dementia feel included in their community and gives people an understanding of the condition and the small things they can do to make a difference.

Friday's event follows on from a successful training session which Caroline hosted for her local team and some Gosport councillors last month.

Caroline commented:

"My grandma suffered with Dementia and I saw first-hand the effect it had on her and the rest of the family so I was thrilled to become a 'Dementia Friend' and to have a greater understanding of how people living with dementia in our community can be helped.

I'm really keen to see Gosport, Stubbington, Lee-on-the-Solent and Hill Head become a Dementia Friendly area which is why I am hosting this event on Friday. It would be great to see as many people as possible there on the day so please do come along."

More than 1 in 3 people with dementia live within the community and so the Dementia Friends initiative is extremely important. There are now already well over half a million Dementia Friends in the UK.

The session will take place between 1330 and 1530 this Friday 6th March at the Gosport Discovery Centre. For more information, please contact Caroline's Gosport office on 02392 522121.