Dementia Action Week
Published on 31 May 2018 09:35 AM
On Friday 18th May, Age UK Croydon took part in an event at the Braithewaite Hall organised by the Croydon Dementia Action Alliance.
Age UK Croydon workers are often in the frontline when it comes to supporting families coping with dementia, and this was a good opportunity to meet people caring for their loved ones, as well as other organisations offering excellent services specific to dementia.
The event was to raise awareness and change public perceptions about dementia and inform the public on services available (both private and public), and to promote a message of hope and positivity for people and their carers livings with dementia. The event was opened by Counsellor Manju Shahul-Hameed, who used to be a volunteer for Age UK Croydon, followed by a presentation by Hakim Anjorin of the Dementia Action Alliance, and various topics, such as staying steady, lasting power of attorney, wills and paying for care.
There were stalls and other activities including decorating your zimmerframe by Fairhand Physiotherapists, Age UK Croydon and other services conveying the message that it is possible to live well with dementia.
The event was sponsored by local businesses, including Monetary Solutions and Bluebird Care.