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Become a Scout Dementia Friend and hear about our previous involvement in A Million Hands.

What is A Million Hands and how was Alzheimer's Society involved?

The A Million Hands project was designed to enable young people to take social action, by removing social barriers, connecting communities and improving lives.

The project focused on four social issues, as chosen by youth members of the Scouts. These were:

  • dementia
  • disability
  • mental wellbeing and resilience, and
  • clean water and sanitation.

A Million Hands was led by the Scouts and completed in partnership with a number of expert charity partners, including Alzheimer's Society.

Alzheimer's Society's partnership with the Scouts A Million Hands programme ran from 2015 until June 2019. During this time, an unbelievable 23,000 Scout Dementia Friends were made.

Although this formal partnership has come to an end, Scout groups can continue to use our resources to learn more about dementia and become Dementia Friends.

Delivering activities about dementia

There are two ways Scout Leaders can raise awareness about dementia and encourage young people to take action in their communities by becoming a Dementia Friend.

Option one

Request our Memories with Grandma resource

Memories with Grandma is perfect for raising dementia-awareness in a fun and engaging way for 5-11 year olds.

Option two

Request a Dementia Friends Information Session to raise awareness of dementia

Dementia Friends Information Sessions are one hour, awareness-raising sessions about what it is like to live with dementia and how we can all contribute to make our communities more dementia-friendly. They are run by Dementia Friends Champion volunteers and are suitable for anyone aged 5+, as the Champions will adapt according to age group.

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