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World Alzheimer’s Day 2021

Alzheimer’s Disease International

21 September also marks World Alzheimer’s Day. For ADI, World Alzheimer’s Day typically coincides with the launch of our World Alzheimer Report. In 2021, our report will focus on diagnosis.

This year’s campaign will shine a light on the warning signs of dementia, encouraging people to seek out information, advice and support, as well as contacting the Alzheimer’s or dementia association in their country.  

It is only through a truly global effort that we can raise much-needed awareness and challenge the stigma and misinformation that still surrounds dementia, and we are calling on everyone to do something during September, however small or large, through our campaign ‘Know Dementia, Know Alzheimer’s’.

 

If you’re worried about your memory, or that of someone you know, visit the Alzheimer's Website you’ll find lots of information and support on getting a diagnosis, or what to do after a diagnosis – including accessing dementia support. Alternatively, you can call the Dementia Connect Support Line on 0333 150 3456.

 

Worried about your memory resource booklet:

Read more: World Alzheimer’s Day 2021

Tips to help carers keep a person safe in hot weather

While many people enjoy the sun in gardens, parks and outdoor spaces, it's important to be mindful of health risks too. Hot weather can cause discomfort and a risk of dehydration – particularly for those living with dementia. If you have a loved one living with dementia, take note of these ways to support them while temperatures are high.

Read the full article on the Alzheimer’s Society Newsletter

 

Dementia Action Week 17 - 23 May 2021

 
 

What is Dementia Action Week?

Led by Alzheimer’s Society, Dementia Action Week is a national event that sees the public coming together to take action to improve the lives of people affected by dementia.

This Dementia Action Week, Alzheimer’s Society is asking you to help cure the care system by urging the government to reform social care now.

What is Dementia Friendly Ilkley Doing this week?

Due to the ongoing virus situation, we will have an information stall at the Clarke Foley all week, please feel free to pick up leaflets and other information.

What can you do? We are looking for volunteers to join us in helping make Ilkley Dementia Friendly. If you are interested please get in touch.

 


 

The Dementia Guide 2021

The Dementia Guide 2021 as supplied by the Alzheimer's Society and the NHS.

Please click the image below to download/view the actual PDF of the Guide to read offline. (File size is approx 15Mb).

cover of the Dementia Guide 2021 as supplied by the Alzheimer's Society

Living Well With Dementia Self Care 2021

If you can only see one page of this PDF, please download from This Link

Keeping Well at Home

If you can only see one page of this PDF, please download from This Link

Dementia Friends Sessions

Sally CB of Dementia Friendly Ilkley Action is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting every Saturday at 11am.

Join Zoom Meeting

If the above link does not work, please copy and paste the following link into your browser's address bar.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85303852968?pwd=T3FmSUxoblQ2VnNEV1BiZUpGS2UxQT9

Meeting ID: 884 1927 0355

Passcode: 331154

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kenXpe4WYk

What are Ilkley Dementia Friends doing during awareness week?

We have a stall at the Clarke Foley Centre all next week, why not come down and have a chat and pick up some information. Due to Covid restrictions, we are not undertaking major events this week BUT we have been sending out Activity packs and are looking at setting up a Memory lending library within Ilkley Library shortly. If you would like an activity pack, please get in touch. By mail or on 07936446097.

Carers Group

Do you care for somebody living with dementia? Do you have questions, concerns? Would you like to be able to talk to somebody about it?

Anybody welcome, join us when you want, no regular commitment required.

Sally CB of Dementia Friendly Ilkley Action is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting every Saturday at 11am.

Join Zoom Meeting

If the above link does not work, please copy and paste the following link into your browser's address bar.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85303852968?pwd=T3FmSUxoblQ2VnNEV1BiZUpGS2UxQT9

Meeting ID: 884 1927 0355

Passcode: 331154

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kenXpe4WYk


 

Forthcoming Meetings 2021

Forthcoming Meetings

May icon Wednesday 12th May 4.00pm
June icon Monday 14th June 6.00pm
  Saturday 29th June 10.00am
July icon Wednesday 7th July 4.00pm
  Saturday 24th July 1.00pm
August icon Monday 16th August 6.00pm
September icon Wednesday 1st September 4.00pm
  Sunday 17th September 10.00am
October icon Monday 11th October 6.00pm
  Wednesday 27th October 4.00pm
November icon Saturday 13th November 1.00pm

 

Carers Group Meetings 2021

Do you care for somebody living with dementia? Do you have questions, concerns? Would you like to be able to talk to somebody about it?

Anybody welcome, join us when you want, no regular commitment required.

Sally of Dementia Friendly Ilkley is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting every Saturday at 11am.

Join our Zoom Meeting.


If the above link does not work, please use the following info:

Meeting ID: 884 1927 0355 --- Passcode: 33115

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kenXpe4WYk


To book a place you may phone 07936 446097

We also have a closed Facebook page, if you would like to join us.


 

 

 

About Us

- Who are we?

We are a small group of local people working towards making Ilkley a Dementia Friendly Community, where those living with dementia can feel confident living here or visiting. So together we can make our community equally welcome for everyone.

DFIA was first set up 5 years ago with the aim of raising awareness of this disease through the monthly Dementia Friends Awareness Sessions which was created by the Alzheimer’s Society. Earlier this year throughout the country the number of Dementia Friends reached 3 million – an amazing achievement.

Ilkley businesses and individuals stepped up enthusiastically to attend the DF sessions which are delivered free via our committee of volunteers.

Each year we support the Society by taking part locally in the national Alzheimer’s Society Awareness week and attending town events like the Real Food Ilkley Market to highlight the work of the Society.

One in four people dying from the coronavirus are diagnosed with dementia, so it is an extremely worrying time for those caring for and people living with dementia. Most of whom may have been self-isolating since March, therefore, being isolated even more than previously.

Statistics also show the lack of interaction with others during the pandemic has led to a huge downturn in the mental health of those living with dementia.

Dementia Friendly Ilkley Action is planning to help combat this in Ilkley with a new activities initiative.

We were able to undertake this with funding from the Ilkley Corona Response Group.