Posts Tagged ‘Dementia Awareness Week’

Mobility Products for Dementia Awareness Week

Friday, May 19th, 2017 by morethan

“Set to be the 21st Century’s biggest killer, dementia will affect us all. But we can beat it. Together”

The term ‘dementia’ is used to describe the symptoms that occur when the brain is affected by specific diseases and conditions. Symptoms of dementia include loss of memory, confusion and problems with speech and understanding.

Dementia Awareness Week is here (14th – 20th May) and The Alzheimer’s Society are asking everybody this year to “Unite against Dementia”.

See the below video for Meera Syals video on standing united against dementia.


NEW Dementia Care Mobility Product:

Digital Day Clock

This digital day clock is ideal for those with dementia, alzheimer’s or memory loss as it has a large, clear 8″ screen to show the day, date and time.

  • Two display choices allows you to show the day, date and time or simply the day and whether it is morning or afternoon.
  • Automatic evening dimmer mode between 7am and 7pm – suitable for bedroom use.
  • Shows 12 hour and 24 hour clock times
  • 8″ LED backlight
  • Easy time and date setting – once set can be unplugged and moved without having to re-set the time

Please visit our mobility products website as we have a whole range of daily living aids available for people with dementia.

More Than Mobility would like to make the lives of any of our customers suffering with as easy as possible.  Adaptations and improvements to the home may allow a person to stay at home for longer.   We have a wide range of mobility products and services including wheelchairs, walking aids, bathing & toileting aids to useful daily living aids to help make things easier for you or a family member and to allow them to live their life to the full. Therefore if you need advice about mobility products then do take a look at our website or you can call us in confidence on 0800 046 3949.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

Dementia Awareness Week 15th – 21st May 16

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 by morethan

This week is Dementia Awareness Week (#DAW2016) and More Than Mobility and the Alzheimer’s Society are encouraging anyone who is worried about dementia to confront their concerns and get in touch with the Alzheimer’s Society.

Hundreds of thousands of families are touched by dementia every year and many people don’t know where to turn. We know dementia can be scary but you don’t have to face it alone.

If you’re worried that you, or someone close to you, might have dementia, call the National Dementia Helpline on 0300 222 1122 or email helpline@alzheimers.org.uk for advice and support.

Other Ways to Support Dementia Awareness Week

Attend your nearest event – hundreds of awareness raising and fundraising events are taking place this week incommunities across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.  Visit the following page and click on the map to find a Dementia Awareness Week event near you.

Or why not organise your own fundraising event or run a Dementia Friends Session?

More Than Mobility would like to make the lives of any of our customers suffering with as easy as possible.  Adaptations and improvements to the home may allow a person to stay at home for longer.   We have a wide range of mobility products and services including wheelchairs, walking aids, bathing & toileting aids to useful daily living aids to help make things easier for you or a family member and to allow them to live their life to the full. Therefore if you need advice about mobility products then do take a look at our website or you can call us in confidence on 0800 046 3949.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

More Than Mobility supports Dementia Awareness Week

Monday, May 18th, 2015 by morethan

More Than Mobility and The Alzehimer’s Society would like to promote Dementia Awareness Week which is taking place this week (17th – 23rd May) and is highlighting the huge numbers of people with this illness who are living in care homes. Celebrity supporters are on board like Dame Judi Dench, Fiona Phillips and Robbie Savage.

According to figures provided by The Alzheimer’s Society, over 80 per cent of people in care homes have dementia. There are 800,000 adults – some aged as young as 40 – living with dementia. However becoming forgetful does not necessarily mean that you have dementia as many of us notice that our memory becomes less reliable as we get older. Diagnosing dementia is often difficult, particularly in the early stages. The GP is the first person to consult. The GP may then refer the person being diagnosed to a specialist such as a consultant. Do visit the Alzheimer’s website for information regarding symptoms.

Dementia can happen to anyone and there’s currently no cure. It can strip you of your memory, your relationships and your connection to the world you love, leaving you feeling isolated and alone. At The Alzheimer’s Society, they believe that life doesn’t end when dementia begins, and we should do everything we can to help people living with dementia hold onto their lives and the things they love for longer.   We also believe it’s possible to do new things and have new experiences, too. And that’s what this year’s Dementia Awareness Week is all about.

Do Something For Dementia Awareness Week!

There are many ways to get involved, get out and about and do something for Dementia Awareness Week:

  • Take Part In an Event either trekking, running or walking
  • Campaign or Donate – The Alzheimer’s Society are asking people to make a £3 donation if they can. Just text NEW to 70660 to donate £3 to help people living with dementia.
  • Volunteer – Activity Groups, Support Services

More Than Mobility would like to make the journey through dementia as easy as possible. Adaptations and improvements to the home may allow a person to stay at home for longer.

We have a wide range of mobility products including wheelchairs, walking aids, bathing & toileting aids, moving and handling products and useful daily living aids to help make things easier for you or a family member and to allow them to live their life to the full.

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Best wishes

More Than Mobility

www.morethanmobility.com