Dementia Action Week, Taking Action on Improving Dementia Diagnosis Rates

Despite its importance, many people face delays in receiving a diagnosis due to various factors, including stigma, lack of awareness, & limited access to healthcare resources.

Dementia Action Week, Taking Action on Improving Dementia Diagnosis Rates

You may already have seen our posts over the last few days about how Dementia can affect different people differently, however, getting to the point where you understand that these symptoms are in fact dementia can be a long and frustration.
This yearโ€™s theme for Dementia Action Week, Taking Action on Improving Dementia Diagnosis Rates, is so important to us and we are fortunate to have a really strong local network of people who can signpost you in a positive and meaningful way. We are dedicated to making a positive difference in the quality of life for those affected by dementia and are passionate about the importance of early diagnosis, as it allows individuals and their families to plan for the future, access essential support and services, and begin treatment that can help manage symptoms.
Despite its importance, many people face delays in receiving a diagnosis due to various factors, including stigma, lack of awareness, and limited access to healthcare resources.
๐‘พ๐’‰๐’š ๐‘จ๐’“๐’† ๐‘ซ๐’Š๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’๐’๐’”๐’Š๐’” ๐‘น๐’‚๐’•๐’†๐’” ๐‘ฐ๐’Ž๐’‘๐’๐’“๐’•๐’‚๐’๐’•?
Improving diagnosis rates is crucial because this allows for :
๐Ÿ’œ ๐—•๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฆ๐˜†๐—บ๐—ฝ๐˜๐—ผ๐—บ๐˜€
Early diagnosis provides an opportunity for better management of symptoms through medications, lifestyle changes, and supportive therapies.
๐Ÿ’™ ๐—”๐—ฐ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฆ๐˜‚๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐˜€
Individuals diagnosed with dementia and their families can access a range of support services, including in-home care, support groups, and educational resources.
๐Ÿ’œ ๐—ฃ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—™๐˜‚๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ
A timely diagnosis allows families to make informed decisions about legal, financial, and care planning.
๐Ÿ’™ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ด๐—บ๐—ฎ
Increasing awareness and understanding about dementia can help reduce the stigma and encourage more people to seek help early. At Home Instead, we are committed to improving dementia diagnosis rates and supporting individuals and their families throughout their journey.
๐‘ฏ๐’†๐’“๐’†โ€™๐’” ๐’‰๐’๐’˜ ๐’˜๐’† ๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’…๐’๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’Š๐’•
Community Education: Our monthly Pub and Pastries meet up are dementia friendly and aim to help normalise outings for people who have received a diagnosis and who may feel lost, lonely or isolated. We invite different speakers and service providers who are keen to meet and help anyone facing a diagnosis or anyone with a diagnosis, their family, care givers and friends.
Support for Families: Our CAREGivers are trained in dementia care, providing families with the knowledge and resources they need to support their loved ones.
Advocacy and Awareness Campaigns: We support advocacy campaigns established by national providers to promote policy changes that improve access to diagnostic services and support for those living with dementia.
Take Action Today!
๐Ÿ’œ ๐—Ÿ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฆ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ป๐˜€ ๐Ÿ’™ ๐—˜๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—Ÿ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ข๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐Ÿ’œ ๐—ฆ๐˜‚๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐—”๐—ฑ๐˜ƒ๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜† ๐—˜๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜๐˜€๐Ÿ’™๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ ๐—”๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€
Together, we can make a difference in the lives of those affected by dementia. At Home Instead, we are dedicated to providing compassionate, personalised care that enhances the quality of life for individuals living with dementia and their families. Letโ€™s take action this Dementia Action Week to improve diagnosis rates and support those in our local communities. ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’™
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