Today is World Alzheimer’s Day and it is a positive step to have such wide focus on increasing awareness of dementia. Having worked with and supported families with loved ones facing the daily challenge of living with dementia I know first-hand how vital it is that we support the charities that support both research and provide practical advice to those living with dementia today.
There is so much more that needs to be done in terms of both research and support both leading up to diagnosis and after…when often fmailies are left with little or no constructive help. Generally I believe that GP’s need to have more access to facilities and information to pass onto their patients. Whilst some day centres may be the answer for certain dementia patients its not a one size fits all situation. Both dementia patients and their main carers may be very private people and need, no make that deserve, more one-to-one treatment and care.
For all those connected in some way to dementia I send my respect and the request to make sure that you contact the support charities.