Supporting people with dementia and their carers, to live well through:
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There are 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK, with that number projected to rise to 1.6million by 2040. Until there is a cure we need ways to live better with dementia, slow its progress and reduce the likelihood of developing the condition.
As lockdown eases, some people with dementia and their supporters are now finding it difficult to find the motivation to ‘get up and do’. Which is why we are offering free, online Mood and Motivation sessions.
We worked with Methodist Homes Association to develop a tailored programme of online training to enable their staff to support people living with dementia and their friends and families.
Gill Taylor cares for husband John, who has dementia. For Gill it's a full-time role as John needs support in every aspect of daily life. Lockdown made their usual respite arrangements impossible, leaving them desperate for both a break and some support.