Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe a set of symptoms and behaviours that occur when the brain stops working properly. This results in loss of independent function for that person.
Daily brain exercises may help decrease your risk of developing dementia by building cognitive reserve.
This page will help you to find local services in relation to dementia quickly and efficiently.
Within communities people are taking action, big and small steps that make a difference in the everyday lives of people with dementia. Find out what actions you can take and the supports available.
Businesses or service providers can make a big difference to the quality of life of people with dementia and their families. Find out what actions you can take and the supports available.
A community champion inspires others to make a positive difference to people living with dementia and their families. Find out how you can become a community champion and the supports available.
How to diminish the risk factors and reduce the risk of developing dementia.
Understand Together is supported by lots of partner organisations from health, education, transport, financial services and other sectors. We also connect with local services for people with dementia. Together we want to highlight the people behind the statistics and show that through understanding we can fight the stigma and fear that surrounds dementia.
This campaign shows that by standing together, we can help build a movement to forge inclusive communities for people with dementia, carers, and families and friends. Individuals, businesses and lots of other groups and associations can each play a part in helping to build caring and compassionate communities for people affected by dementia.
Understand Together has already attracted the support of over 30 organisations across Ireland from sectors including retail, transport, banking, health and the voluntary and community sector. These organisations are leading the way in creating communities that actively embrace and include those living with dementia and their loved ones.
Fiona FoleyNational Community Activation CoordinatorMob: 086 771 4892Email: email@example.com
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