Dementia Awareness Week 17-23rd May 2015
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Teign Housing is taking part in Dementia Awareness Week this year by providing information for staff and tenants on what Dementia is and where to get support and help.

However, our commitment to improving the lives of people living with Dementia and their carers is year round. Teign Housing already hosts Memory Cafes in some of it’s Community rooms and staff from across the organisation have taken part in Dementia Friends sessions.

Our Disability Forum is working on Teign Housing becoming a Dementia-Friendly organisation by the end of 2015. The forum will achieve this by:

  • Assessing the organisation using a tool kit specifically designed for Housing Associations and making recommendations for improvements
  • Supporting the work of Teign Housing’s Dementia Friends Champion, Roy Chambers
  • Becoming Dementia Friends
  • Committing to promoting the Dementia Friends sessions
  • Highlighting services for carers
  • Challenging the myths and negative thinking around Dementia

If you would like to join the forum to help us with this work, please contact Tanya Alford on 01626 322803 or tanya.alford@teignhousing.co.uk

Further information about Dementia can be found online at www.alzheimers.org.uk

Myth Busting: #1 Dementia only happens to old people

Did you know that there are currently 40, 000 younger people with Dementia in the UK.