Dementia is a progressive disease that leads to memory loss, confusion and communication problems. It can be confusing for not only the dementia sufferer but also their family and friends. To increase awareness of the disease, the Alzheimer’s Society has created an annual Dementia Awareness Week which takes place this week.
This awareness event intends to help sufferers and their families who are affected by dementia by providing support and advice. There are many things that are done to participate in the awareness week, for example taking part in memory walks, holding events or displaying awareness posters. Also, throughout the week there is national and regional press coverage, awareness-raising and fundraising events across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and a national advertising campaign.
Each day this week we will share one of our dementia related blogs to offer help and information for people with dementia or friends and family affected. You can access many of our other blogs by visiting our website here.
If this awareness week has made you worried that you or a loved one might have dementia, call the National Dementia Helpline on 0300 222 1122 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for advice or support.
One of the biggest problems associated with dementia are falls. At Repton Healthcare we are actively promoting our high quality care solutions for people with long term conditions, the elderly and sufferers of dementia. To view our full range of falls products visit our Falls Prevention page on our website.
If you are doing anything to help raise money for Dementia Awareness Week, let us know in the comments box below.