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Raising Awareness in Dementia Action Week 2022 – Avery

Following the success of last year’s events, we’re preparing for Dementia Action Week 2022. Throughout the week we’ll be running a range of activities, each designed to increase awareness amongst those providing support for people affected by dementia, as well as promoting best practice when it comes to providing care.

We’ll be encouraging residents of our care homes to get involved in all our Dementia Awareness Week activities, which will be happening each day over the next week.

Avery Healthcare’s Dementia Action Week Events

Here’s a handy taster of the events taking place and content we’ll be releasing throughout the week:

Monday 16th May 2022: We’ll be releasing our new eight-page brochure, Caring for Someone with Dementia, which you’ll be able to download for free. You’ll also be able to watch our video which details ReConnect, Avery’s comprehensive memory care strategy.

Tuesday 17th May 2022: Our Head of Dementia Care, Jo Crossland, will be delivering a free webinar on dementia awareness at 11 am (BST). Reserve your spot on the webinar for free here.

Wednesday 18th May 2022: In the morning, we’ll be focusing on our cutlery-free approach to dining in our care homes, and how this can benefit people impacted by dementia. In the afternoon, we’ll be shining a spotlight on all the great care our specialist dementia team provide.

Thursday 19th May 2022: Jo will be delivering another free webinar around dementia awareness at 7 pm (BST). Reserve your place to attend this free webinar here.

Friday 20th May 2022: Learn more about the launch of our new SENSES Tool, which we’ve designed to help our staff to assess the needs of our residents.

Saturday 21st May 2022: We’re highlighting Jo’s five-part podcast series. Each episode covers a particular topic around dementia and the types of care available to people affected by it.

When is Dementia Awareness Week 2022?

This year’s Dementia Awareness Week campaign will begin on 16 May and finish on 22 May.

What is Dementia Action Week?

Created by the Alzheimer’s Society, Dementia Action Week is a national campaign designed to increase awareness of dementia, its symptoms, and what people can do to help themselves or loved ones affected by it.

Each year, Dementia Action Week has a theme that shapes the week’s activities, with this one being diagnosis.

The theme of diagnosis was chosen after the Alzheimer’s Society saw a sustained fall in the number of people being diagnosed with dementia for the first time. The aim is to increase the understanding of dementia symptoms amongst people who live with or have a loved one that might be living with undiagnosed dementia.

Keep an eye on our blog throughout the week, or follow our Facebook page to find out more about what we’ll be doing each day to raise awareness.