Bluebird Care Ealing hosts Dementia Awareness Sessions
To promote World Alzheimer’s Day, Monday 21st September, Bluebird Care Ealing is launching free weekly Dementia Awareness Sessions for the public to take part in.
To promote World Alzheimer’s Day, Monday 21st September, Bluebird Care Ealing is launching free weekly Dementia Awareness Sessions for the public to take part in. The workshops will be continuing every Monday thereafter at their office, and also online via Zoom.
The zoom workshops will be held from 10am-12pm and 6pm-8pm. Face to face sessions will also be held for small groups at 155/157 Pitshanger Lane, Ealing, W5 1RH
This year’s World Alzheimer’s Day theme is, ‘Let’s talk about dementia’ and Bluebird Care Ealing’s Dementia Awareness workshops aims to raise awareness of dementia. The sessions also explain the impact on people’s daily lives, challenges the stigma of dementia and explores strategies to help people live comfortably with dementia.
With nearly 50 million people globally living with dementia, it is a worldwide challenge. In the UK alone, there are 850,000 people with dementia. More than 40,000 people under 65 have dementia and 1 in 6 people over the age of 80 are affected.
The most common type of dementia is Alzheimer’s Disease. One of the earliest symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease is memory loss as the memory region of the brain is often the first to become damaged.
Other symptoms include:
- Speech problems
- Impaired understanding of reasoning and judgement
- Decreased visual perception
- Reduced ability to focus and be attentive
Age, family history, genetics are all risk factors to dementia which we can’t change.
A key line of research also suggests that general healthy aging could help keep the brain strong and minimise the risk of Alzheimer’s developing. These measures include:
- A healthy diet to keep weight under control, reduce cholesterol, decrease blood pressure, lessen risk of diabetes, heart disease and stroke
- Regular exercise of the body and mind
- Reduction or elimination of smoking and alcohol intake
- Lower stress levels
Dean Morley, Care Manager at Bluebird Ealing, commented:
“Have you been diagnosed with dementia? Do you care for someone who is living with dementia? If so, book a free session - everyone is welcome!
Many of our customers already have or may develop dementia. It is important that we raise awareness and work together to tackle dementia.”
For more details, and to book a free workshop contact Dean Morley, Care Manager, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0208 810 4666.