Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about the condition.
Whether you attend a face-to-face Information Session or watch the online video, Dementia Friends is about learning more about dementia and the small ways you can help. From telling friends about the Dementia Friends programme to visiting someone you know living with dementia, every action counts.
It is our aim as a dementia friend to provide our carers, clients and families with knowledge and support in regards to dementia.
We feel like by educating others and promoting dementia friends - we can work together to create a more dementia friendly community.
Being a Dementia Friend simply means learning more about dementia, putting yourself in the shoes of someone living with the condition, and turning you understanding into action. From visiting someone you know with dementia to being more patient in a shop queue, every action counts. Become a Dementia Friend by visiting: https://www.dementiafriends.org.uk/ Join us in making a more Dementia friendly community today!
Dementia is caused by a number of diseases that affect the brain. The most common is Alzheimer's but diseases also include vascular dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies and Huntington's disease.
Different types of dementia affect the brain at different rates and in different ways, but other things like someone's personal circumstances, the people around them and the environment in which they live, will affect their experience of dementia. Dementia progresses in a way that is unique to each individual.
The word 'dementia' describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving and language.
These changes are often small to start with, but for someone with dementia they have become severe enough to affect daily life. A person with dementia may also experience changes in their mood or behaviour.
It is true that more people over 65 have dementia, but it is not exclusively an older person's disease; younger people get dementia too.
This year Moderncare have organised a Pen y Fan memory walk to raise money for the Alzheimer's society. The dates for the walk are the 13th and 14th of October and every is welcome to join!
United against dementia!
On the 25th of August 2018 our HR officer Natasha Khan braved a 12,000ft tandem sky dive at Swansea airport. Like most of us Natasha has seen the devastating effects that dementia has on individuals, their families and friends.
As dementia friends Moderncare are united in helping create a dementia friendly environment and want to raise as much money as possible to help fight for a world without dementia!
Natasha's jump raised over £850 for the Alzheimer's society a charity close to all our hearts.
Moderncare will be organising coffee mornings, walks and other fundraising activities this year to raise as much as we can for this incredible charity!
We would like to say a massive thank you to every one who has sponsored and continues to sponsor our fundraising events.