Written by Active Minds on Thursday the 16th of May 2019.
It’s Dementia Action week on Monday 20th May – Sunday 26th May this year. There are over 850,000 people in England living with dementia, a number which is expected to rise to over one million by 2025. We are in need now more than ever to improve care and to greater understand people living with the disease. Thousands of events will be taking place up and down the UK with the aim to raise awareness and reach as many people as possible.
Usually known as Dementia Awareness Week, the Alzheimer’s Society have coined the term ‘Dementia Action Week’ with a mission to make changes happen for people affected by dementia. In the UK, one person develops dementia every three minutes, yet so many people face the condition alone without adequate support.
Whilst raising awareness and support will always be important, it’s time for action. This Dementia Action Week, Alzheimer’s Society is asking people to unite and take actions big and small to make a difference in the everyday lives of people with dementia. From continuing to invite them out to making sure you listen and include them in conversations, these small actions will help make a big difference.
To get involved this Dementia Action Week and unite against dementia, visit alzheimers.org.uk/DAW