Bluebird Care Hammersmith and Fulham supports Dementia Action Week 2020

Bluebird Care Hammersmith and Fulham is supporting Dementia Action Week 2020, 11th – 17th May, an annual campaign run by the Alzheimer’s Society.

13/05/2020

Bluebird Care Hammersmith and Fulham is supporting Dementia Action Week 2020, 11th – 17th May, an annual campaign run by the Alzheimer’s Society.

Bluebird Care Hammersmith and Fulham is supporting Dementia Action Week 2020, 11th – 17th May, an annual campaign run by the Alzheimer’s Society.

There are around 850,000 people in the UK with dementia, with over 40,000 under the age of 65. 1 in 6 people over the age of 80 will develop dementia.

Dementia symptoms include memory loss, mental confusion, mood changes and difficulty with day-to-day tasks. There are many types of dementia, the most common being Alzheimer’s Disease.

The Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading charity for dementia, providing information and support to individuals as well as funding vital research with the hope to create lasting change for everyone affected by dementia.

This year’s theme for Dementia Action Week is A Little Does A Lot, which encourages people to do social activities with friends and family living with dementia. Due to the current coronavirus outbreak and the social distancing guidelines, online and digital activities can be done with friends and family instead.

There are virtual ways to still connect with loved ones such as a phone call or a text.

Here are some ideas of activities that people living with dementia can do at home: https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/blog/5-online-activity-ideas-people-living-dementia

Click here for more information on Dementia Action Week.

Soheila Amin, Director of Bluebird Care Hammersmith and Fulham, said:

“In light of the coronavirus pandemic, we must remember those who are at home, living with dementia.

We must not forget that a simple phone call, a video call, an online game or puzzle can make so much difference to a person’s day. A little does a lot."

Bluebird Care is a national provider of care in the home, specialising in working with customers who live with dementia, physical disabilities and many other acute and chronic conditions. Bluebird Care work alongside their customers’ families, social services and the NHS to ensure each person receives the care they need.

Bluebird Care offers a unique service of tailored care visits which range from anything from 45 minutes to full live-in support. As well as personal care they also help with meal preparation, welfare checks, shopping, social trips, visits to the hospital and provide extra support for post-discharge customers.

For more details contact Bluebird Care by calling 020 8743 5308, emailing  hammersmithandfulham@bluebirdcare.co.uk, or by visiting their website  http://www.bluebirdcare.co.uk/hammersmith-fulham/home