19th May 2021Category: Adult Carers
This week is Dementia Action week.
Taking place from 17th to 23rd May, this is a national event led by Alzheimer’s Society that sees the public coming together to take action to improve the lives of people affected by dementia.
This year they are campaigning to #curethecaresystem and have created a petition calling on the government to commit to the:
You can find out more about his and sign the petition at https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-involved/dementia-action-week
This Alzheimer’s Society blog post can help you to navigate the current social care system if you are affected by dementia - https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/blog/how-to-navigate-social-care-system-dementia
Check out the hashtag #DAW2021 on social media for more about the event.
Dignity in Dementia are offering a FREE Zoom Course for our carers who are supporting someone with dementia.
The course will begin during Carers Week and will consist of four 1-hour sessions.
The first session is on Thursday 17th June 2021 from 1.30 to 2.30 pm and it will continue on the following three Thursdays at the same time.
For more information, click here.
The Copeland Age and Advice Service (CAAS) have started up a Memory Cafe/Singing for the Brain social group which meets fortnightly on a Tuesday – download the poster below from more information.
The Copeland Dementia Working Group will be continuing their awareness campaign after dementia action week. They are looking for carers who would be willing to share their experience of caring for someone with dementia.
If you would be happy to talk to them please contact Susan Hogg on 01900 821976. Stories will be shared online on social media.