What Are You Doing For Dementia Awareness Week?
It's Dementia Awareness Week 2017! Events are taking place across the U.K. and Ireland.
Throughout the week, the community will unite to raise awareness, offer help and understanding, and most importantly provide solutions to improve care and quality of life for people with dementia.
Dementia is set to be the 21st century's biggest killer. If we stand together we can spread awareness and ensure people with dementia feel understood and valued. This can be achieved by making certain that every public building, care home and hospital becomes dementia friendly.
The Care Quality Commission state, "The environment has a significant impact on someone living with dementia. It can cause anxiety and confusion and make it difficult for people to orientate themselves."
What does dementia friendly mean?
Dementia friendly translates into everyday life.
It is the awareness of how the environment impacts people with dementia and ensuring every person with dementia feels comfortable in their surroundings and is able to be part of their community.
Everyone from hospitals to local care facilities is responsible for ensuring that people with dementia feel understood and safe.
Facilitating the creation of dementia friendly environments throughout the UK means providing solutions that enable people with dementia to locate the toilet, maintain healthy levels of nutrition and hydration and engage in activities that make them happy and improve their overall well-being.
Make sure you join the fight to improve quality of life for people with dementia and get out to some events!
Free local event (with buffet lunch included) for Dementia Awareness Week:
Wednesday 17th May:
North East Dementia Friendly Design Seminar - Rugby Football Club, Darlington
Article written by Madison McCormack, Public Relations Officer at Find Memory Care
What Are You Doing For Dementia Awareness Week?, 16th May 2017, 17:24 PM