It is estimated that 20,000 people across Kent are living with dementia.
Kent County Council staff work with partners to offer a range of services to support people to live well following a diagnosis and our Dementia Friendly Communities project aims to raise awareness and reduce stigma across the county.
Oasis Academy on Isle of Sheppey is an award-winning Dementia Friendly Community.
Students have held themed cafes for local people living with dementia every half term, as well as doing community work and running coffee mornings for the lonely and isolated.
Here they explain how they have been supporting older people in the community and how it has, in turn, helped them: