Dementia Workshop at Royal Artillery Barrack
Wednesday, 16th October 2019, our Director, Fatta Thapa delivered Home Instead Community Dementia Workshop at Royal Artillery Barrack Woolwich to Ex-Military personnel.
The aim of the workshop was to understand what dementia is, what are the different types of dementia, recognize some of the symptoms of dementia and how engagement in activities could benefit person living with dementia. The workshop also focused on how we can change people’s perception of dementia and how we can contribute to efforts in transforming the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about the condition.
The Statistic suggests,
· Someone in the world develops dementia every 3 seconds
· Estimated 46.8 million people worldwide with dementia in 2015, believed to be closer to 50 million in 2017
· Estimated there are currently over 850,000 people in the UK with dementia, forecast to be over 2 million by 2051
· Over 40,000 people with young-onset dementia (under 65years old)
· 1 in 6 people over the age of 80 have a type of dementia
Fatta being a Train the Trainer for Home Instead’s Dementia Training Programme and Dementia Friends Champion for Alzheimer’s Society, delivered a very engaging session which included some real-life examples.
The audience included Gerry Armstrong, the Chair of SSAFA Greenwich, Gary Ghale, Welfare Officer-Gurkha Welfare Trust, Ram Thapa - Chair of GESSO SE London, Om Gurung - Chair of GGESA, Kesh Ale- Chair of SEMA and representatives from the Royal Brough of Greenwich.