National Dementia Carers Day 2019

With National Dementia Carers Day 2019 fast approaching we are showing our support and helping to raise awareness about the importance of society’s ‘hidden’ carers.

National Dementia Carers’ Day, part of World Alzheimer’s Month, will take place this year on September 8th and recognises and celebrates informal dementia carers, while highlighting what it means to be a carer.

Here at SweetTree Home Care Services we employ dementia carers who all work tirelessly in their roles to provide care for clients in the community, however we are all well aware that there are thousands of ‘hidden’ carers out there who are providing care for loved ones and don’t receive recognition sometimes payment for what they do.

The focus of National Dementia Carers Day is to spread awareness and show support for all those carers, offering help and advice. Our expert staff will be happy to chat about caring roles and share experiences and tips and generally offer any support they can.

If any ‘hidden’ carers would like to know more about our respite care services or our dementia and live-in care services in order to take the pressure off themselves, they can get in touch.

National Dementia Carers Day is now in its fifth year and support organisations, charities and community groups are being urged to get behind the campaign by spreading awareness and helping to signpost sources of advice and support using #NDCD19.

The day is part of World Alzheimer’s Month, which will highlight the importance of early detection and diagnosis of dementia.

According to the Alzheimer’s Society, there are currently 850,000 people with dementia in the UK, with numbers set to rise to more than one million by 2025. One in six people over the age of 80 have dementia.

More than 225,000 people will develop dementia this year, which is one every three minutes.

For more information about how you can get involved please email info@nationaldementiacarersday.org.uk

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