Dementia Action Week 2023
This year's Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Action Week takes place between the 15-21 May, with the awareness campaign focusing on diagnosis.
Following a drop in diagnosis rates, Alzheimer's Society undertook some research and found that being in denial and referral times to specialists are two of the main barriers that prevent people experiencing dementia symptoms to seek a diagnosis.
This Dementia Action Week, Carers Count is working alongside local partners to help raise awareness in our communities and to encourage those who might be living with, or close to someone who might be living with, undiagnosed dementia to:
- be able to understand and recognise potential dementia symptoms;
- reach out to the Kirklees Dementia Hub for guidance and support;
- feel empowered to take the next step;
If you care for a loved one or friend with dementia, we are here to support you. We can signpost you to the local services available to help with essential healthcare and wellbeing needs, advise you on the benefits available and guide you through how to access financial assistance.
As part of #DementiaActionWeek, on Tuesday, the 16th of May, we are hosting an online lunch and learn session. Working in partnership with Kirklees Council, Kirklees Dementia Hub, Carers Trust Mid Yorkshire and The Kirkwood, this free hour-long session will help carers in Kirklees to understand and navigate the support available while they are caring for a loved one with dementia.
Our resources section also has lots of information on where to find local support groups, advice and activities for carers looking after someone living with dementia.