Dementia is set to be the 21st century’s biggest killer, according to Alzheimer’s Society. From 14 to 20 May, those with with loved ones who have dementia are uniting with clinicians and nurses in Dementia Awareness Week to offer help and understanding and urgently search for a cure.
- For the week, Circle Health is hosting activities at Circle Bath Hospital:
- A half-day Dementia Awareness training for staff across clinical and non-clinical departments
- A staff quiz running all week with a prize for the winner
Daily bulletin e-mail with information for patient and staff, including how they can access face-to-face, online and phone support services.
Circle Health staff are also attending the Alzheimer’s Society Annual Conference on 18th May in London.
“Dementia doesn’t care who you are: it could affect us all. Someone develops it every three minutes, and so many people are facing it alone,” said Rebecca Wilks, Materials Assistant at Circle Bath. “With such high numbers and diagnoses rates, it’s vital to work together to make life better for those diagnosed. We’re proud of what we have achieved so far as a Hospital and, as our Credo goes, good enough never is. Let’s keep working hard!”
Watch this space for more of our activities as we join the nation from 14 to 20 May, 2017, in Dementia Awareness Week.