Dementia Action Week, a national campaign from the Alzheimer’s Society is taking place from the 17th – 23rd May. This annual event encourages the public to come together to take action to improve the lives of those affected by dementia.
With the theme #CureTheCareSystem, this year, Alzheimer’s Society is asking people to take action to help reform social care dedicated to dementia. You can read more and sign the petition here.
Throughout the week, we will be showcasing the dementia support that we deliver along with our local partners.
First up, on Monday 17 May, members of our Dementia Navigators team will join Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust for two virtual sessions to raise awareness of what support there is in Sandwell for those living with dementia, their carers and families. Find out more about their Shine a Light on Dementia Appeal here.
In partnership with Forward Carers we will be taking part in their programme of free events taking place all week.
We will be continuing with our usual Dementia Support Groups and Dementia Training throughout the week, with a special Support Group session on Tuesday 18th May at 6.30 where we will be discussing the sometimes challenging behaviours of a person with dementia, and on Thursday 20th May the Dementia Support Group will be joined by our Dementia Training Facilitator and will be answering questions about the dementia training that we have available. Book your free place on any of our Dementia Support Groups this week and in the future here.
With the right support, people with dementia can live a good quality of life, doing what matters most to them for as long as possible.