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Ten Ways To Help Raise Awareness of Dementia

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Ten Ways To Help Raise Awareness of Dementia

We are often asked how can I help raise awareness of dementia so we’ve put together a list of ten ways that you can assist.

If you think of any more ways then let us know by emailing us at:

enquiries@approachstaffordshire.co.uk

and we will review them and add them to the list when we update it.

You can help Approach 10 Ten Ways to support Dementia Awareness

1 – Sign up to become a Dementia Friend

 

Become a Dementia Friend

You can attend a Dementia Friends Session by getting involved (click the link below)

https://www.dementiafriends.org.uk/WEBArticle?page=how-to-get-involved

Alternatively you can become a Dementia Friend Online

– https://www.dementiafriends.org.uk/register-digital-friend

 

2 – Encourage an Organisation to Join the Dementia Action Alliance

 

Encourage an organisation that you are involved in (Workplace, Shop, Pub, Theatre, Place of Worship, Sports Club or any other type of organisation that is public facing) to sign up to become Dementia Friendly through the Dementia Action Alliance Find Out More Here – Link http://www.dementiaaction.org.uk/who_we_are

 

3 – Join our Walk To Remember

Join Approach for our annual “Walk to Remember” event at Westport Lake. It usually takes place on the first Sunday of Dementia Awareness Week. Our 2018 Walk was our biggest yet (see pictures on the link below) please keep an eye on our website which will be updated as soon as we confirm the 2019 date.

Link  Walk To Remember 2018

 

4 – Wear Your Dementia Friends Badge

Wear your Dementia Friends Badge with pride so that people know that you are supportive or can ask about it

 

5 – Raise Your Own Awareness

Raise your own awareness of the scale, costs and economic impact that Dementia has on the UK by reading this report on the Alzheimer’s Society Website

https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/info/20025/policy_and_influencing/251/dementia_uk

 

6 – Be Aware of the Projected Scale of Dementia

See the projected scale of dementia in terms of people in the UK by clicking on the link below.

https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/info/20025/policy_and_influencing/251/dementia_uk/2

 

7 – Share Information on Social Media

Post information on your social media channels e.g. share the join dementia friends link on your facebook page or twitter timeline

 

8 – Fundraise for Dementia

Host your own Dementia fundraising event or raise money by doing an activity –for a Dementia related charity. You could organise a coffee morning or fun day. Please contact Approach if you would like to support our registered charity (number 1151038) and we will offer assistance and support for you to make it happen.

 

9 – Volunteer

Here’s the Approach Volunteering Page where we have a wide variety of rewarding opportunities. Previous volunteers have gained full time employment with the organisation

LINK to Volunteer Information

Alzheimers Approach Specialist Dementia Care Volunteers

 

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