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Community group hold Ramadan Dementia Friends 

Muhammad Ismael:


The British Bangladesh Society celebrated Ramadan by breaking fast with members of the community whilst also taking part in an inclusive Dementia Friends information session

The session was delivered by Emdad Rahman MBE and hosted by Chairman Nasir Ali. Guests included Humayun Kabir, the deputy Mayor of Croydon, along with Councillor Patsy Cummins, deputy member for finance, Elizabeth Ash, Chair of the Croydon Community Consortium, Parahat Akmuradov from the Lighthouse Society, and community leaders Ghazala Mirza, Jubayer Kabir, Mumidul Islam and Mahbub Uddin.

Deputy Mayor of Croydon Councillor Humayun Kabir accompanied by deputy Mayoress Rahena Chowdhury Kabir said: “The number of people living with Dementia is increasing at an alarming rate and its very important that we raise awareness levels. I’m proud our community came together to not only break our Ramadan fast together but to also promote the great work of the Alzheimer’s Society.

A Dementia Friend learns a little bit more about what it’s like to live with dementia and then turns that understanding into action – anyone of any age can be a Dementia Friend. Whether you attend a face-to-face Dementia Friends Information Session or watch the online video,

Dementia Friends is about learning more about dementia and the small ways to help.

From telling friends about Dementia Friends to visiting someone you know living with dementia, every action counts.