The theme of the 2019 Dementia Action Week, falling between May 20th – 26th 2019, is “Inclusion”. Suggestions from the Alzheimer’s Society for workplaces:
Dementia Action Week 2019: 20–26 May. Make a difference in your community. A guide for workplaces. London: Alzheimer’s Society, 2019.
See also, suggestions for schools:
Dementia Action Week 2019: 20–26 May. Make a difference in your community. A guide schools. London: Alzheimer’s Society, 2019.
Further information for the general public on improving social acceptance and inclusion:
All it takes is a conversation to see we’re still us. [Online]: Alzheimer’s Society, 2019.
This relates to:
Ask Us Anything: how to start a conversation with someone living with dementia. London: Alzheimer’s Society, May 2019. DAW19WB.
“We want to encourage everyone to have a conversation with someone living with dementia, and what better way to mark the week than with a video showing just how much people with dementia have to offer the world”. Ele Yorke, Alzheimer’s Society Campaigns Team.
Dementia Cannula Sleeves
A voluntary group, “Handmade for Dementia”, knit mitts for patients with dementia in local hospitals and hospices.
Ryder, S. (2019). Cannula sleeves: ‘Simple solution for dementia patients’. London: BBC Health News, May 22nd 2019.
Join Dementia Research: NIHR’s LEARN Tool
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has made available an online learning tool, giving health and care professionals insight into encouraging more patients to engage with Join Dementia Research. The NIHR LEARN Tool complies broadly with National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guideline recommendations that people with dementia should have an opportunity to take part in research, in order to:
- Feel more in control about their care.
- Make informed choices about getting involved.
- Learn about their condition.
Join Dementia Research: Help your patients join dementia research (NIHR LEARN Tool). [Online]: Join Dementia Research / National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), 2019.
August 2019 Landmark
Over 20,000 research participants recruited through Join Dementia Research. [Online]: Join Dementia Research / National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), August 5th 2019.