Dementia Awareness Week occurs this year between May 17th – 23rd 2015. The theme this year is about living a good life with dementia (as far as possible), and preserving self-esteem, dignity and independence.
Five videos have been released for Dementia Awareness Week 2015, about post-diagnostic support for people with dementia in different areas of England. These include:
- Dementia Services in Tower Hamlets, London: examining the challenges for people with dementia, particularly for certain black and minority ethnic communities.
- Dementia Support Workers in Bath and North East Somerset: looking at the role of Dementia Support Workers, who support people with dementia and their families and carers.
- Community Care Model for Dementia at North East London NHS Foundation Trust: describing a model to support GPs, care homes and community mental health team staff, which has reduced hospital admissions and hospital length of stay for people with dementia.
- Shires Community Support Team in Derbyshire: demonstrating a multi-disciplinary team approach to support people with dementia. (Improvements to dementia diagnosis rates are mentioned incidentally).
- Support for people with early onset dementia at Mersey Care NHS Trust: focusing on Mersey Care’s specialist service for people with early onset dementia.
Videos: good practice in post diagnosis support. London: Department of Health, May 2015.
Dementia Awareness Week. London [Online]: Alzheimer’s Society, May 2015.
Dementia Statistics 2014 Infographic (Alzheimer’s Society)
The Alzheimer’s Society has commissioned an interactive infographic about the impact of dementia and the scale of dementia, based on statistics from their Dementia 2014 report. This can also be downloaded as a static and printable .pdf format document:
Dementia 2014 Infographic. London [Online]: Alzheimer’s Society, September 2014.