Cure the Care System - May 2021

Alexis and Peter are both very passionate about supporting people who are living with dementia to stay happy and independent in their own homes. They are both trained Dementia Friends Champions, which means that they volunteer for the Alzheimer’s Society by running information sessions to raise awareness about Dementia and the impact it has on people living with it and those supporting them. Between them they have created over 3,000 Dementia Friends in our local community. They are also active members of the Watford Dementia Committee working with numerous organisations across Watford to ensure we are a Dementia Friendly Community.

This week is Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Action Week, and the main focus is to urge the Government to Cure the Care System. Right now, the broken social care system means that in the UK, nearly 1 million people with dementia, by far the majority of social care users, and their families are struggling to get the support and dignity of care that they deserve. Decades of underfunding and neglect have led to a care system that’s difficult to access, costly, inadequate and deeply unfair. And the coronavirus pandemic has exposed these failings like never before. Until things change, a dementia diagnosis will continue to claim more than one life, as the families facing dementia feel its destructive effects. 

You can show your support for this campaign by signing and sharing the petition to Cure The Care System here 

You can also become a Dementia Friend. A Dementia Friend learns more about what it’s like to live with dementia and turns that understanding into action. You can become a Dementia Friend by attending an information session. You will learn more about dementia and how you can help to create dementia friendly communities. Visit find out more.