18th May 2022Category: General
This week is Dementia Action Week, an annual awareness raising campaign, arranged by the Alzheimer’s Society to encourage people to ‘act on dementia’.
This year the focus is on diagnosis.
Research shows that the biggest barrier to people seeking a diagnosis is the mistaken belief that memory loss is a normal sign of aging. Getting a diagnosis can be daunting, but it is better to know.
Allerdale Dementia Action Alliance and Copeland Dementia Friendly Communities have arranged for a variety of free events to be held over the next two weeks throughout West Cumbria.
The events include a combination of fun activities and support and advice sessions and are aimed at anyone living with dementia, worried about dementia or caring for someone with dementia. You can download the full timetable below.
In addition the University of Stirling’s Dementia Services Development Centre are offering free dementia training for family carers and volunteers. See the flyer below for more information.
Our support workers will be present at the sessions listed below and we would love it if you called by to say hi!
If you are caring for someone with dementia and need support get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01900 821976.