Led by the Alzheimer’s Society, Dementia Action Week is a national, annual event that sees the public coming together to take action to improve the lives of people affected by dementia. Alzheimer’s Society is asking you to help the care system to reform social care and to take action during this week dedicated to dementia. You can read more about this and sign the petition at the bottom of this email.
Support for Dementia Carers
Providing care to someone living with dementia is rewarding but can also be challenging; we are here to support you during Dementia Action Week as well as the other 51 weeks of the year.
Here is our timetable for Dementia Action Week, click on the image below and it will open as a pdf file, you can then click on each link to find out more about each event or go ahead and register your FREE place.
We hope that whether you are a dementia carer or you know a friend, neighbour, or colleague living with dementia that there is something in this programme that is of interest to you. All of the events are FREE, some will be posted on our Facebook page and others will need to be pre-booked on Eventbrite and then you will be sent a link to join the event via Zoom. There are some events that will be recorded, so don’t worry if you are unable to attend, you can watch them at your leisure.
Growing Older with Learning Disabilities and Dementia (GOLDD) is another service that has been added to the Birmingham Carers Hub offer. Through a partnership with Forward Carers, Midland Mencap delivers the new Birmingham Dementia Carers Pathway. Throughout Dementia Action Week, Midland Mencap will post on their Facebook and Twitter page with information about learning disabilities and dementia each day.
People with a learning disability are, unfortunately, more at risk of developing dementia – particularly those living with Down’s syndrome. Often individuals with a learning disability develop early-onset dementia (under 65-years-old) and their dementia can progress more rapidly, or at least appear to progress more rapidly if timely diagnosis isn’t made.