21 September is World Alzheimer’s day. Globally, dementia is one of the biggest challenges we face, with nearly 50 million people living with dementia worldwide. To tackle this global dementia challenge we need to work together, and to collaborate and share best practice with one another.
What can I do during World Alzheimer’s Month?
This World Alzheimer’s Month, we are encouraging everyone to learn more about dementia. We have fact sheets and booklets about dementia available to read online, download or order to your door.
You can also download a publications catalogue (PDF) for full details of all our print publications, accessible resources and practical tools. https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-involved/world-alzheimers-month
Did you know that in July Mindful Gifts CIC gave away over £1000 worth of free activities to care homes that visited our shop in Darlaston. The care homes included Rushall Care Home, Island Court, Harper Villas, Crossways Kelvedon House, Bloxwich Hospital, Oakwood Lodge, Bartholemew Lodge, Greenleigh and Deighton Court. The activities will help to keep residents minds busy and promt memories. www.mindfulgifts.co.uk
Having difficulty using standard mugs, cups and plates? This tableware made by Wade is ideal for people who find it difficult to eat and drink from standard tableware. It can help if you have frail hands, weak wrists, and tremors, disabilities affecting movement or medical conditions such as arthritis that can affect your ability to grip. The Dignity range of tableware provides aid to individuals living with physical and/or mental impairments, designed specifically for use by those living with Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Each piece is made from Vitrified Earthenware with added Alumina for extra strength so they are less likely to break or chip if dropped. The ease of use of the products, available in three bright colours, yellow, green and white, can encourage eating and drinking helping with maintenance e of nutrition and hydration. www.mindfulgifts.co.uk