What is Dementia Awareness Week?
This year Dementia Awareness Action week lasts from Monday 15th to Sunday 21st May 2023. Every year, DAW is held and commemorated to raise awareness of the term dementia, and also help improve the lives of those and their families and carers dealing with dementia.
This year, the Alzheimer's Society will consider the stigma people with dementia and a particular focus on those who are facing earlier in their lives.From the 15th to the 21st, the charity's main focus in on the diagnosis and also encourage people who are concerned with themselves or someone who is experiences symptoms.
About Alzheimer's Society
A charity that strives to support and strive for a world where dementia no longer affects lives and those around them. With our society that is built up of researchers, experts and campaigners, for over 40 years the society has been dealing with the biggest challenge that people are facing, dementia.
Find out more about them here
Did you know that there is a flower to represent Dementia
Yes, there is a flower to represent dementia.
It is a forget-me-not, a beautiful blue flower that blooms from early spring to late summer.
*image credit Martha Stewart*
What to do for Dementia Week
- Get Chatting: One of the best activities for the elderly is to enjoy friendly. However do not ask too many open-ended questions relating to their past, as this could lead to stress if they cannot remember the answer.
- Music Sessions: Where you are a classics lover or a lover of more upbeat artists, music is a wonderful suggestion to spend some quality time with your loved ones.
- Enjoy a Relaxing Walk: The fresh cold air, seeing the flowers in bloom or the falling autumn leaves. Whatever the season, whatever the time, enjoy the beautiful scenery on a beautiful walk around your neighbourhood.
- Dementia Puzzles:
A perfect activity to do with your loved ones. We have a beautiful selection of puzzles from our 'Piecing Together' collection. These extra large jigsaw puzzles range of 12, 24 and 40 extra large pieces.
Our Piecing Together collection was created to support those who are experiencing dementia, limited motor skills or visual impairments. We have created these fun activities to help those enjoy alone time or with a loved one.
View our wide collection here