Supporting people with dementia and their carers, to live well through:
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It is estimated that one million people in the UK will have dementia by 2021. Until there is a cure we need ways to live better with dementia, slow its progress and reduce the likelihood of developing the condition.
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.
Sophia Dickinson, an independent occupational therapist, joined our online ‘Thinking Differently About Dementia’ Dementia Skills Session. Sophia regularly works with people living with dementia and was looking to enhance her knowledge and understanding of dementia so she could offer more rounded support to her clients. Read her how her work has improved.
Howard cares for his wife Natalie, who has been living with dementia for three years. They are both in their seventies. He attended one of our Dementia Skills Sessions in 2020, and describes it as having a significant impact on how he and Natalie live together.