Dementia Action Week
Dementia Action Week takes place between the 11th and the 17th of May. The goal of Dementia Action Week is to encourage people to take action to improve the lives of those affected by dementia, working to create a dementia-friendly UK where those with dementia do not feel excluded.
Living With Dementia
There are 850,000 people in the UK who are affected by dementia, and it does not just affect the elderly, 40,000 people in the UK under the age of 65 suffer from early onset dementia. It is believed that by 2051 the number of people who have dementia in the UK will have risen to 2 million.
During Dementia Action Week we will be showcasing the fantastic work delivered by our own Dementia Connections team based across North Tyneside.
The team is comprised of Dementia Coordinators who support families living with dementia and also deliver local activity groups i.e. singing, arts and memory cafes.
In addition we have a team of Admiral Nurses whose role is to give expert practical, clinical and emotional support to families living with dementia to help them cope. We have recently launched a carer support group to allow those living with dementia to share their experiences and gain support from others.
Advice & Support
Each day one of the Dementia Connections team will provide information and advice via our social media platforms Instagram , Twitter and Facebook to encourage carers to reach out and get involved with local activities to support them in their caring role.