Our aim is to reach out to others living with dementia in Northern Ireland and beyond. We want to support others diagnosed with dementia through our positive messages and offer words of encouragement to others in similar circumstances. The purpose is to challenge the stigma and offer people with dementia support and encouragement through positive messages written on the rocks.
“When I was first diagnosed with dementia, I felt it was the beginning of the end of my life, that there was really no more life to live. It was only through learning from others with a diagnosis of dementia that I realised that life could and would go on.
I alongside other Dementia NI members really want to get the message across to others recently diagnosed that they shouldn’t give up. There is assistance out there, there is hope and there are other people living with dementia willing to offer the hand of friendship through our charity Dementia NI.” - Dementia NI member, Allison Batchelor
We kindly request that the #rockingthisdementia group is used for its intended positive purpose and not as an advice forum on dementia.
Over the coming months, Dementia NI members will be reaching out within their local communities through their 'Rocking this Dementia' campaign to spread the word about dementia and offer others support through their positive messages.
We strongly encourage others living with dementia, families, friends, and carers to join in our campaign by hiding a painted rock that they have made themselves. Templates of our ‘Rocking this Dementia’ campaign sticker for placing on the back of rocks are available by request through Dementia NI Head Office.
If you happen to spot a #rockingthisdementia rock please:
- Find a Dementia NI member’s rock
- Photograph it
- Post the photo to the Dementia NI ‘Rocking this Dementia’ group page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/rockingthisdementia/ alongside a message of support for Dementia NI members and the location of where you found the rock
- Place the rock in another place for someone else to find
YOUR SUPPORT MEANS A LOT. THANK YOU. ❤️