Welcome to Dementia Awareness Week 2021
While we do all we can to raise awareness of dementia all year round, this week is our annual opportunity to have a very focussed overview of our work, and encourage people to support us so that we can continue to make sure nobody faces dementia alone. This year it is imperative we recognise the devastating impact coronavirus has had on the dementia community. We also want to make a commitment:
We pledge to ensure the hidden impact of the coronavirus pandemic on people with dementia, and their families and carers, is brought to the forefront. We will work towards ensuring every person, in every area of Scotland receives the highest level of care and support.
Make your own pledge
We ask you to make a pledge too. From committing to learning a little bit more about dementia, to sharing your own lived experience, every action counts.
COVID-19: the hidden impact
People with dementia and their families have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the subsequent measures put in place to mitigate the spread of the virus.
Originally published in Nov 2020, Alzheimer Scotland's updated report 'COVID-19: the hidden impact' sets out the evidence we have gathered from the tens of thousands of people with dementia and their carers we have supported throughout this crisis, about the impact of the pandemic, and the unintended harms to their health and wellbeing caused by the measures intended to keep them safe from the virus.
The pandemic has robbed us all of hugs, meaningful contact and magical moments with our friends and loved ones. But the disruption, loss and isolation has had a particularly devastating impact on our dementia community.
As restrictions finally lift, we urgently need your support to help us reopen our physical doors and rebuild our invaluable face-to-face services.
Regular donations are critical to Alzheimer Scotland, enabling us to support, champion and care for families across Scotland, at every step of their dementia journey.
Your commitment will make a lasting difference.