Dementia Action Week

According to the Alzheimer’s Society, one in three people born in the UK today will go on to develop dementia in their lifetime, and there will be one million people living with dementia by 2025, making dementia care one of the greatest challenges facing our society.

It argues that with few existing treatments, it’s social care not the NHS that people affected by dementia rely on; people with dementia represent the majority of social care users, so it is vital that the care system is made fit for purpose:

“We need a system that means every person living with dementia, and every carer, can get the support they need to stay happy, healthy and independent for as long as possible. This means quality care that is right for them, free and easy to get, no matter where you live – like the NHS. The Alzheimer’s Society won’t stop until everyone can access the dementia care they so critically need, now and in the future.”

Led by the Alzheimer’s Society, Dementia Action Week is a national event that sees the public coming together to take action to improve the lives of people affected by dementia. It will take place this year 17-23 May.

The Society says: “Whether you’d like to get involved individually, at work or as part of your local community, no action is too small. We will have lots of resources and ideas available that will help urge governments to transform the care system for families facing dementia. Sign up for email updates.

“If you are worried or need support, please call our Dementia Connect support line on 0333 150 3456 to speak with our expert advisers. You can also join the conversation with other people affected by dementia in our online community, Talking Point.

“Our website has in-depth and up-to-date support and guidance on coronavirus and dementia.”

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  1. Cherry Evans says:

    Good afternoon. Here in Pembrokeshire we are actively promoting Dementia Action Week to
    and the positive actions that we are taking in Pembrokeshire with regard dementia support.

    We will be using social media, local newspapers, and daily interviews on Pure West Radio to promote the services and support being provided in Pembrokeshire by Health, Statutory and 3rd sector via social media.

    Tune in to Pure West Radio
    Monday 11.15 – Facts about dementia; support provided during assessment, pre diagnosis and post diagnosis
    Tuesday 11.15 – Carers perspective of living with dementia
    Wednesday 11.15 – Support available by Catalyst for Care
    Thursday 11.15 – Dementia Supportive Community groups and Activities
    Friday 11.15 – Day support
    Saturday – 2.15 The Power of music in dementia care
    Organisations involved in the radio interviews – Admiral Nurses; Marie Curie Dementia Palliative Care; Alzheimer’s Society; Planed Catalyst for Care; PAVS; Ty Hapus.

    We will also be holding activities during the week

    On Tuesday at 2.30pm Tea and Natter via zoom
    Wednesday at 2.00pm Walk and Talk in Begelly
    Thursday at 1.30pm Walk and Talk in Parrog, Newport.

    If you would like further information please contact Cherry Evans PAVS, Dementia Supportive Communities Connector cherry.evans@pavs.org.uk