In the UK one person develops dementia every three minutes, yet too many people feel excluded and face the disease alone.
With this in mind, in 2018 Dementia Awareness Week will be renamed Dementia Action Week and will run between 21–27 May. Locally, the Dementia Action Alliance and South Lincolnshire CCG will be asking people to unite and take actions big and small to make a difference in the lives of people with dementia.
“Raising awareness of dementia and offering support will always be important, but it’s time we all act to make change happen for people affected by dementia,” comments Dr Kevin Hill, Chair of NHS South Lincolnshire CCG. “People with dementia need help and they need support. Lots of us are aware of dementia, but what we need now is action and that’s really the point of this year’s Dementia Action Week.”
We can all support actions, big and small, to help people with dementia. During Dementia Action Week, there will be plenty of ways people can get involved in their local community.
For more information on Dementia Action Week visit: https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/DementiaActionWeek