Bluebird Care Wakefield support Dementia Awareness Week 2017
Bluebird Care Wakefield is supporting Dementia Awareness Week 2017.
The Alzheimer’s Society are sending out an important message this year of uniting together and taking action. By working together we can improve the care that those living with dementia receive, as well as work towards finding a cure for this life changing condition. This year’s campaign is about coming together in communities and raising awareness of dementia across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
There are around 850,000 in the UK with dementia, with over 42,000 under 65.
Dementia is set to be the 21st century's biggest killer. But awareness and understanding remains low and many families are facing it alone. That’s why, during the Week, we want everyone to come together and take action.
By uniting, we can raise awareness, offer help and understanding, improve care and urgently ﬁnd a cure.
Bluebird Care Wakefield will be involved this week in many ways:
Distributing more Squares for Care blankets which are still touring in the libraries of Wakefield, at an exhibition in the display hall at Unity works Wakefield
Writing and compiling a poetry book inspired by dementia
Attending to the Wakefield Cathedral event on Wednesday 17th May
Holding Dementia Friends sessions
We need greater investment in dementia research as we know from recent research by the Alzheimer’s society that too many people living with dementia are not living as well as they could with as much as 61% stating that they felt anxious or depressed recently and 40% saying they were lonely so please do join us in staying ‘United against dementia’