Dementia Action Week – 17th-23rd May 2021
The Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Action Week is taking place this year between 17th-23rd May 2021. It is an opportunity for individuals, organisations and other charities to show their support for people living with Dementia and to raise awareness of the condition. Alzheimer’s Society indicate that statistically, as many as one in three people born in the UK will eventually develop Dementia.
According to the Alzheimer’s Society, one quarter of all COVID deaths in the UK are made up of individuals with Dementia. They indicate that the Coronavirus crisis has highlighted issues with the social care sector which need to be addressed. This year, Alzheimer’s Society are leading Dementia Action Week with a focus on campaigning for reform of the social care system, which the Alzheimer’s Society considers difficult to access, unfair and costly.
Tollers’ Partner and Head of the Elderly and Vulnerable Client Unit (EVCU), Tonina Ashby, is a volunteer Dementia Champion with Alzheimer’s Society. Tonina delivers Dementia Friends information sessions in the community and “virtually” online. These sessions are FREE and aim to dispel myths and to improve the awareness and understanding of Dementia.
Tollers’ EVCU team are already Dementia Friends. Becoming a Dementia Friend is simple, easy and informative. You can do your part to make your community that little bit more Dementia Friendly. For more details, you can visit the Dementia Friends website: https://www.dementiafriends.org.uk
If you would like to show your support for Dementia Action Week, why not arrange a Dementia Friends information session with your colleagues, friends or family? Perhaps you would prefer to get involved with a fundraising event? You could even Talk to Tollers if you are considering leaving a legacy or gift to the charity in your Will.
For general information and dementia support, or for ideas on how you can get involved with Dementia Action Week, visit the Alzheimer’s Society website: Dementia Action Week | Alzheimer’s Society (alzheimers.org.uk)
Find out more about Tollers Elderly and Vulnerable Client unit here: Elderly And Vulnerable Clients | Tollers Solicitors – Talk to Tollers