Raising Awareness of Dementia
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The Disability Forum, as part of the Community Pledges requested by tenants, has chosen to focus on raising awareness of Dementia and its impact.

Did you know?

  • More than 830,000 people in the UK are affected by Dementia.
  • The word Dementia is used to describe a group of symptoms including memory loss, confusion, mood swings and difficulty with day to day tasks.
  • There are different types of Dementia, with the most common being Alzheimers.

(Source: Alzheimers Research UK)

We hope that by raising awareness we will be able to improve the service we give to people living with Dementia and their carers.

Achievements so far:

Staff from across the organisation including Supported Housing, Customer Services, Asset Management, Neighbourhoods, Caretaking and Finance attended a Dementia Friends course last summer. Everyone who attended was asked to pledge to do one thing differently to help some-one living with Dementia. Examples included being more patient, getting to know elderly neighbours and finding out what resources were available to staff and tenants.

An in-house Dementia Friends Champion who will deliver awareness training to staff and tenants.

Regular updates on Teign Housing’s internal staff website with information and training that is available.

Memory cafes in our community rooms

What we hope to achieve in the coming year:

  • A Dementia Awareness session for Tenants on the Tenants Forum
  • Dementia-friendly status for Teign Housing

If you would like to find out more about Dementia, the Alzheimers Society has lots of information on its website www.alzheimersresearchuk.org/dementia-information

We are currently recruiting new members to the Disability Forum. If you are interested in joining, please get in touch with us using the contact us page.