Local company cares about dementia

Friday 3 May 2019

Home Instead Senior Care, a local company who provide at-home-care in Welwyn, Hatfield and the surrounding area, are supporting this year’s Dementia Action Week (DAW) which takes place from 20th - 26th May. As part of Dementia Action Week, Home Instead is taking action to help make Welwyn and Hatfield more dementia friendly. The home care company will be holding a 1940’s Tea Dance on Tuesday, 21st May at Digswell Village Hall, Harmer Green Lane, AL6 OAT, 11am to 2pm. The dance will include live music from the Barn-Ettes, refreshments and the opportunity dress up, step back in time for an afternoon of fun! Speaking about the Tea Dance, Jane Andrews, Community Support Representative for Home Instead said, “At Home Instead we want to help people live well with dementia. For us, every week is a dementia action week as we have many clients who we care for living with the condition.” Jane continued, “Almost all of us know someone affected by dementia and so we all have a reason to take action in educating our community. When it comes to fighting dementia, awareness is key and we are passionate about supporting people to live well with it. With an ageing population, cases of dementia are increasing at an alarming rate, which means that more and more people will be affected by the disease at some point in their lives. According to Alzheimer's Research UK, more than 850,000 people in the UK are living with dementia and they predict this number to rise to more than one million by 2025. Dementia Action Week (DAW), an Alzheimer’s Society initiative, is designed to unite individuals, workplaces and the wider community to take action and improve the lives of people living with dementia. To find out more about Home Instead Senior Care and the services they provide, call 01707 240 650 or visit https://www.homeinstead.co.uk/welwyn