Dementia Action Week 2021

Dementia Action / Awareness Week 2021 - National Awareness Days Calendar  2021
From 17th – 23rd May 2021
Cure the Care System video

What is Dementia?

5 Things To Know About Dementia

  1. It not a natural part of aging
  2. Dementia is cause by a disease of the brain
  3. It’s not just about losing you memory
  4. People with dementia can still live well
  5. Alzheimer Society will help anyone affected by dementia

For more details https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/about-dementia/five-things-you-should-know-about-dementia

Contact Alzheimer’s Society on:

Alzheimer’s Society has temporarily replaced face-to-face and group services with more online and telephone support, and new versions of some services. Our CEO, Kate Lee, has shared further changes to some programmes.

Local support

Please note, there might be an adjustment is services offered due to the pandemic.

Depending on the area where you live, they can offer the following options to carers of people living with dementia, those they care for and their families –

For more information on any of the above options, please call 0121 553 6483.

They also have a Carers Assistance Line (CAL) that offers:

  • Confidential, one-to-one support
  • Advice, information and guidance over the phone or face-to-face
  • Signposting to other specialist support services and/or groups provided by Crossroads and other organisations based within Sandwell
  • Help to reinstate previous/pre-COVID care arrangements or facilitate new arrangements
  • Advice on how to gain a Carers Assessment from the Local Authority
  • Wellbeing support, coaching/mentoring
  • Support and practical training provided in the home, by our in-house trainer, for carers of people with complex needs
  • Access to Carers Trust Emergency Fund