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Dementia Action Week

Dated: 3-May-18

It's time to unite and take action on dementia.

Dementia Action Week takes place on 21-27 May and we will be asking everyone to take actions big and Small to improve the lives of people affected by dementia.

In the UK, one person develops dementia every three minutes. Yet too many people living with dementia face the condition alone and excluded from society.

We are holding and even on Friday 25th May in Flitwick library from 11am to 2:30pm.

Please join us on the day to find information about local services that can support those living with dementia and their carers.

Information stands will be available from a variety of local organisations including Alzheimer’s Society, Carers in Bedfordshire, Tibbs Dementia Foundation and others.

Please see the event timetable below:

11:30

Dementia Friends Information Session

A local Dementia Friends Volunteer Champion

12:30

Cognitive Stimulation Sample Session

Tibbs Dementia Foundation

1:30

Dementia Friends Information Session

A local Dementia Friends Volunteer Champion


Dementia Friends

There will be an opportunity to become involved in the national awareness campaign Dementia Friends and learn how you can make a difference in your community.

You don't need any previous experience or knowledge of dementia to become a Dementia Friend. You do need to want to know a little bit more about what it's like to live with dementia and then turn that understanding into something that could make a difference to people with dementia living in your community.

Why is Cognitive Stimulation Therapy important for people with dementia?


Many people with dementia want to find ways improve their memory and thinking skills and cope with memory loss. While there are some drugs that help people in some stages of Alzheimer’s disease, they are not suitable for everybody and only have a limited effect. CST is important because, as well as stimulating the mind, the group sessions offer an opportunity to share experiences and talk with other people with dementia in a relaxed and supportive environment. Being part of the group helps to their build self esteem so they feel better about themselves and more confident to join in conversations and activities.

You will also be able to review the resources your local library has to support people including the “Books on Prescription for Dementia”

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