Dementia Action Week 2019 is here

Let’s unite against dementia and join the conversation #AskUsAnything…

This week is Dementia Action Week (20-26 May). The Alzheimer’s Society is encouraging everyone to start a conversation with someone they know living with dementia.

Many people worry about saying the wrong thing to someone living with dementia. Two-thirds of people living with dementia report feeling isolated or lonely.

So whether you call a relative or visit a friend or neighbour, let’s start talking and asking questions. For that person, seeing a friendly face or having a chat can bring feelings of comfort and happiness.

Watch the #AskUsAnything video to see what happens when kids interview people with dementia. It challenges misconceptions and shows that people with dementia are still themselves.

Dementia Friends sessions

To support Dementia Action Week, we held three Dementia Friends sessions yesterday (20 May).

As a result, 21 people are now Dementia Friends – thank you!

Feedback from attendees said how thought provoking, emotional and informative it was. They also mentioned they now feel they can support friends, neighbours, family members and the public.

We are hoping to hold some more sessions in the future, so let us know if you’d be interested in attending.

Join the conversation on Twitter #AskUsAnything #DAW2019

For more information about dementia and the support available, visit the Alzheimer’s Society website.

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