Dementia Awareness Week (14-20 May), organised by the Alzheimer’s Society, aims to encourage everyone to unite against dementia.
Dementia is the word used to describe a set of symptoms that occur when an individual’s brain is affected by the disease. The symptoms may include memory loss, changes in mood or behaviour and difficulties with language or problem-solving.
Unfortunately, every three minutes someone in the UK is struck by dementia. According to the Alzheimer’s Society, there are 850,000 people with dementia in the UK, with numbers set to rise to over 1 million by 2025.
It is likely that more and more of us will know, or come across, someone in our community that is living with dementia. This highlights the importance of recognising symptoms and being able to help that individual to communicate and carry out a task.
seakr unites against dementia
At seakr, we want to support our community to unite against dementia, as well as support our seakr carers to have the knowledge and understanding to provide quality care.
Supported by the Alzheimer’s Society, we are running a Dementia Friends session on Thursday 18 May in Slough. We would welcome anyone in the community to attend and find out more about how to become a Dementia Friend.
The workshop will cover what it is like to live with dementia and turn that understanding into action. We hope to inspire other people to become Dementia Friends and help to create dementia friendly communities where we live.
For more information, and to book your free place, get in touch with us today.