Dementia Action Week led by the Alzheimer’s Society runs every year and encourages people to ‘act on dementia’.
Age UK Salford are highlighting their dementia support services that are available and encourage anyone who needs help or advice to come forward.
The future may be daunting after a dementia or memory loss diagnosis and also finding out how to access the right advice and help.
At Age UK Salford, the broad range of practical and emotional support for people living with dementia and their carers makes it possible for people to live well with dementia.
There is an online referral form to enable people to get in touch 24/7 and a range of buddy clubs, dementia cafes, carer support groups, communication courses and bereavement support available.
This year, a dementia friendly walking football group was launched in partnership with Foundation 92.
See more in this video which features people who attend the groups, talking about how the groups have helped them.
For the first time ever, there has been a sustained drop in dementia diagnosis rates and it’s important to encourage families and friends to seek advice and guidance, if someone close to them might be living with undiagnosed dementia.
The Salford Dementia Action Week Event held at the Lighthouse in Eccles shared information about dementia services in Salford and reaffirmed that advice and support is available for people to take the next steps.
Mary Ann Byrne, Dementia Support Manager said: “We can help people through each stage of their dementia. Our dementia cafes and buddy clubs make sure people have fun and provide an opportunity to make friends with others who are in a similar situation.
“We don’t want people to feel lost after a diagnosis, we want them to feel part of a community with the right support and guidance in place.”
Find out more about the Dementia Support Service at Age UK Salford: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/salford/our-services/dementia-support-service/
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