Dementia Awareness Week allows us the chance to let as many people know about dementia, it’s also a great opportunity for us all to change how Scotland talks and responds to dementia.
This year, the key theme of Dementia Awareness Week is making sure nobody faces dementia alone. We want to help people understand that learning just a little bit more about dementia can make a big difference to people living with dementia. It’s vital that people living with dementia feel recognised, valued and supported in their local communities.
We also hope to reach more people than ever to make sure people living with dementia have access to the support and information they need within our localities, situated in the heart of communities throughout Scotland.
We have big plans up our sleeve for Dementia Awareness Week and we can’t wait to share them with you.
We would love for you to be a part of Dementia Awareness Week 2018 – we can only make the week a big success with your help. There are lots of ways to get involved:
Order an awareness pack to learn more about dementia
Help us spread the word about dementia by ordering one of our awareness packs. It includes lots of helpful information on dementia, what it is like to live with the disease, along with information on the support and services Alzheimer Scotland provides.
Get involved on social media
Throughout Dementia Awareness Week we will be posting information on dementia and the support we provide across our social media channels. We will also be starting conversations about dementia and asking for your experiences. You can get involved by commenting, liking or share our posts. You can also contribute to the conversation by using #DementiaAwareness on your own posts.
Spread the word about dementia through an awareness event
Do you want to hold an event to really let your local community know more about dementia and the support Alzheimer Scotland can provide? Get in touch and we can send you everything you need for a successful event.
Support the work of Alzheimer Scotland: donate or hold/attend a fundraiser
Your support means so much to us – with your help we can make sure nobody faces dementia alone. If you want to hold a fundraiser, we can support you from start to finish and give you great ideas for fundraising events, like a Tea and Blether.
To sign up to take part in Dementia Awareness Week or donate, head to: www.alzscot.org/daw.