Student Robat Owen who is currently studying Access to Higher Education in Health Care at Coleg Menai, recently completed training with the Alzheimer's Society to become a "Dementia Friends Champion." 

Robat, from Bethesda, is now busy raising awareness about dementia and spreading the word amongst his fellow students about how to be more supportive of the 45,000 people in Wales living with the disease and also how to support those who care for people with dementia.

He held an open-to-all lunchtime session about "Dementia Friends" at the college. He is now planning a session for his workmates at the Post Office in Bangor, where he works in the Complaints Department.

He decided to train to become a "Dementia Friends Champion" after attending a "Dementia Friends" Session at Coleg Menai - one of a series organised by tutors Joanna Pritchard and Jackie Hughes for Health and Social Care students.   

Robat's ambition?  To become a Dementia Nurse once he completes his degree in Mental Health Nursing at Bangor University, which he is aiming to start this September.

Dementia Friends Champions are trained by the Alzheimer's Society.  For more information see: https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/homepage/316/wales_cymru