National Dementia Carers Day
12th September is National Dementia Carers Day, the aim of which is to recognise informal dementia carers. Looking after a loved one with dementia can be challenging, and so it’s important to understand what it means to be a carer.
Did you know?
- By 2025, it’s estimated that over one million people in the UK will have a diagnosis of dementia.
- Dementia can affect a person at any age but it’s more common in people over the age of 65.
- There are over 200 subtypes of dementia and some of the most common types are Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia.
- Symptoms of dementia can include memory loss, confusion, and problems with speech and understanding – that get worse over time.
Many of our City & County care workers also support clients who are living with dementia and they do an extraordinary job. In addition to their paid work, some of our care workers also care for loved ones at home who are also living with dementia. This can be hugely demanding and requires care to be carried out with patience, kindness and compassion.
We’d like to say a huge thank you to all carers everywhere for the amazing job they do in supporting people who are living with dementia.