World Alzheimer's Month - What's Happening?

World Alzheimer’s Day takes place on 21 September and is part of World Alzheimer's Month. This year, we’re talking about dementia – and urging everyone to join in the conversation by becoming Dementia Friends. We want to raise awareness of how it impacts the daily lives of people affected by the condition and challenge the stigma that surrounds it.

We know that receiving a dementia diagnosis can leave a person feeling very alone. We have also spoken to primary carers who feel isolated since their loved one received a diagnosis. But you are not alone — Alzheimer's Society & Home Instead are here to support you. Let's shine a spotlight on dementia and highlight how taking the time to talk about dementia can have a huge impact for people affected by it. 

Dementia Friends Sessions

Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, acts, and talks about the condition. You could make a real difference to people living with dementia, many of whom feel isolated and worry that society struggles to understand their condition or even how to help.

If your business would be interested in receiving this training, then please call our office on 01937 220510. These sessions are equally available for our clients families, so please call to register interest. 

What are Home Instead Wetherby & North Leeds doing this month to support?

  • Saturday 4th September we're attending Opal's Community Celebration Day to highlight Dementia & Alzheimer's awareness, Welcome In Community Centre, 55 Bedford Drive, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS16 6DJ.
  • 9th 10th & 11th September - Age Proud Leeds, to highlight Dementia & Alzheimer's awareness. More information to follow. 
  • Dementia Cafes starting 14th September, Morrisons Café, The Horsefair Centre, Wetherby LS22 6FL
  • Morrisons Wetherby will be holding Dementia Friends Sessions for their colleagues with Heather, our Community Representative

Dementia affects more than 850,000 people in the UK and the figure is growing at an unprecedented rate. By 2051, over 2 million people will have been diagnosed with a type of dementia. These are not just statistics; they represent the millions of families with loved ones who require special care and support to live a fulfilled life with dementia.

You might be wondering how to respond to behaviours and situations caused by dementia or how to care for your loved one with dementia in a dignified way. Through our years of providing home care to many elderly people with dementia, we have a lot of answers to these questions. We are here to help.” Find out more link: