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Dementia Action Week 2019

From Monday 20 May to Sunday 26 May, it’s Dementia Action Week– a week that brings together individuals, workplaces and communities to take action and improve the lives of people living with dementia. 

Most of us will know someone affected by dementia – a family member, friend, or maybe someone we work with. Dementia Action Week is organised by the Alzheimers society to emphasise the need for more action to be taken to create understanding and change in communities for people with Dementia. 

Everyone has a responsibility in making the UK a dementia-friendly place to be – this week encourages more action to build  supportive and inclusive communities.

This week Healthwatch Lancashire will be visitng Genesis Care to listen to the views and experiences of people living with Dementia and those who provide well-being services. We want to understand what good support looks like and how local NHS services can be improved for people living with Dementia.

The #AskUsAnything campaign is encouraging everyone to take action and start a conversation. People are often worried about ‘saying the wrong thing’ to someone living with dementia, yet a friendly face or listening ear can make the world of difference.

This Dementia Action Week, Alzheimer’s Society is encouraging everyone to start a conversation; whether it’s calling a relative with dementia or visiting a neighbour, it’s time to start talking!

The Alzheimer’s Society has provided information and tips on how you can start a conversation. Visit alzheimers.org.uk/DAW  #AskUsAnything #DAW2019

For further information about what is going on in your area and how to get more involved visit www.alzheimers.org.uk