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May 21st, 2018

This week, from May 21-27, is Dementia Action Week. Organised by the Alzheimer’s Society, it takes place every May and is a way of raising awareness of this condition, which affects so many people and their families.

Dementia Action Week

At DoCare, where we support older people so they can remain living in their own homes, we are all too aware of dementia and how it can take its toll. Many of our clients live with dementia, and it is hard not just for them but also for their loved ones.

Our hard-working team of dedicated support workers have specialist training, to help them better understand and meet the needs of our clients with dementia. We are all striving to make every day a better day for our them.

More about Dementia Action Week

The Alzheimer’s Society is asking everyone to take actions big or small to improve the lives of people affected by dementia – we all have a role to play.

In the UK, one person develops dementia every three minutes. Yet too many people living with dementia face the condition alone and excluded from society.

The Alzheimer’s Society is leading the movement for change. The charity is determined to create a dementia-friendly UK where people with dementia are included and supported to live the lives they want.

But the charity can’t do this alone. It wants everybody to take a small action to make a difference. So how can you help?

Here are some ideas:

  • Host a fundraising event
  • Display a poster
  • Look out for events in your area and attend them
  • Become a ‘dementia friend
  • Offer support to those with dementia and their families

At DoCare, we’ve held a Cupcake Day coffee morning and we also sell homemade greetings cards to help raise funds. Every little helps, to coin a phrase.

This blog was written by Kate Townsend, DoCare Field Manager. If you have a relative who you think would benefit from DoCare’s services, or would like assistance yourself, please get in touch. If you are interested in a rewarding career as a support worker, we would love to hear from you – please give us a call or you can apply online.