Dementia Awareness Week, the Alzheimer’s Society’s national campaign, runs from Monday 21 May – Sunday 27 May 2018 and aims to help everyone understand dementia and the many ways that we can all support those whose lives are affected by it. Join Carers Leeds as we support family carers during Dementia Awareness Week.
We’ll be running several events including:
First aid session for dementia carers
Provided by British Red Cross this First Aid Session will equip you with the knowledge and confidence to deal with serious conditions, incidents and what to do when initially faced with an emergency.
Evening Dementia Friends session
Run by a volunteer Dementia Friends Champion, the session will teach you more about dementia and the small ways you can help.
Dementia Awareness Week information drop-in
If you are concerned about your memory problems or care for someone with dementia, come and chat with a number of professionals who can support you:
– Carers Leeds Dementia Carer Support Workers
– Touchstone Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Dementia Worker
– Leeds Admiral Nurses
– The Alzheimer’s Society
– NHS Memory Support Workers
Drop-in for a cup of tea, tasty bun, and find out more about dementia and what support is available to you.
Look at our events calendar for more information.
For more information about the specialist dementia support available to carers in Leeds, click here.