Dementia Action Week is an awareness raising campaign. Each year, the Alzheimer’s Society work with individuals and organisations across the UK to encourage people to ‘act on dementia’.
This year’s campaign will run from 16-22 May and focus on the theme of diagnosis.
As part of Dementia Action Week, OCVA is hosting a session on how to become a Dementia Friend on Wednesday 18th May from 1.00pm-2.00pm. A Dementia Friend is somebody that learns about dementia so that they can help their community. You will gain a greater understanding of what it might be like to live with dementia and the small ways you can help a person living with dementia. It will be run by Suzi Morgan who is a Dementia Friends Champion and has been volunteering for the Alzheimer’s Society for 5 years.
The session is FREE and you can sign up here: https://ocva.org.uk/training-and-events/dementia-friends-information-session/
This Dementia Action Week, the Alzheimer’s Society want to encourage those who might be living with, or close to someone who might be living with, with undiagnosed dementia to:
- be able to understand and recognise potential dementia symptoms
- come to us for guidance and support
- feel empowered to take the next step
- improve the diagnosis process for both them and healthcare professionals.