Home Instead Supports Dementia Action Week
According to the Alzheimer’s Society, it is estimated that there are around 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK. This number is set to rise to over 1.5 million in the next twenty years.
It is also thought, that there are thousands of people in the UK who are living with dementia without a diagnosis – something which has been made worse by the covid pandemic as there has been a definite decrease in the diagnosis rates over the last 12 months.
This week (17th – 23rd May) marks Dementia Action Week, a national event run by the Alzheimer’s Society. Their aim is to increase awareness of dementia and to improve the lives of those living with or affected by dementia.
Over the past few years we have held events in the local community however this year, of course looks a little different.
Instead, please take a look at our Facebook page where we will be posting about dementia – providing tips for those caring for a loved one, busting some common myths as well as talking about the Dementia Friends campaign, which you can read more about below.
Supporting Alzheimer’s Society
Since Home Instead Wrexham & Flintshire began in 2015, we have been supporting, raising awareness and fundraising for the Alzheimer’s Society. Working with clients who are living with dementia and their families, it is a cause very close to our hearts. Through coffee mornings, dressing up days and memory walks we aim to increase awareness – and raise much-needed funds – as often as we can.
In addition, we have our very own Dementia Champion, Heather, who runs Dementia Friends sessions. This is also an Alzheimer’s Society initiative, designed to change people’s perceptions of dementia and to transform the way that we think, and talk about dementia.
The sessions are free of charge to attend – either digitally or in person now that the restrictions are beginning to lift. If you run a local business or community group in the local Wrexham or Flintshire area and feel that your staff or volunteers would benefit from one of these sessions then please get in touch for some more information.