This year’s Dementia Awareness Week, 15 – 21 May, will encourage people who are worried about dementia to confront their worries by addressing dementia directly and coming to organisations like Alzheimer’s Society for information and support.
Here at Bromley Healthcare we have signed up to be part of the Bromley Dementia Action Alliance that has been developed to help community groups and organisations take steps to understand and alleviate some of the difficulties that dementia brings.
The Dementia Action Alliance is a movement with one simple aim: to bring about a society-wide response to dementia. It encourages and supports communities and organisations across England to take practical actions to enable people to live well with dementia and reduce the risk of costly crisis intervention.
Dementia Awareness training is offered to all staff in Bromley Healthcare and has recently been updated and refreshed, with great feedback from the staff who have attended:
“It has improved my understanding of the difficulties our clients encounter living with dementia on a daily basis.”
“Helped me identify knowledge gaps & training needs. Gave me lots of ideas for improving my practice.”
“This is one of the best courses I have ever attended. Resources were well prepared.”
In terms of the work Bromley Healthcare has invested in training, Amanda Mayo Head of Nursing said,
“Bromley Healthcare is committed to raising awareness of Dementia across its Community Services, our commitment to staff training in this area is one important step in achieving this goal.”
Bromley Healthcare also supports ‘Bromley Mylife’ which lists events throughout the week to support dementia awareness.
To find out more about what is happening in the local community, please visit the portal below: