This September, which happens to be World Alzheimer’s Month, Dementia Support is pleased to re-open limited face to face services at their local dementia hub, Sage House in Tangmere. Having been only able to offer remote services, the charity has developed COVID safe processes to enable them to welcome customers back into Sage House.
As Martha Pusey, Head of Sage House commented, “We have been following Government guidance closely and after completing our risk assessment have developed procedures to ensure all our customers visiting Sage House can access services in a safe manner. It just happens that we have re-started our Day Breaks service in September, which is World Alzheimer’s Month and we can’t think of a better way to mark this month and raise awareness of Alzheimer’s and dementia.”
Anyone who has a concern over memory loss or dementia can access support and advice from the charity, by calling their Wayfinder Service. Wayfinders at Sage House are here to talk to you. They understand the pressures of the caring role and the anxiety of living with dementia and can offer you emotional and practical support to get you through each day. To talk to someone, call Dementia Support on 01243 888691.
World Alzheimer’s Day
To mark the day on 21st September, the charity is also calling for people to get involved and fundraise for them. Every 3 minutes somebody will develop dementia and there are currently 5,500 people living with dementia in the local area, but currently, the charity can only reach 10%. Dementia Support has launched two new initiatives which people can choose to do to raise money to support the services at Sage House.
The Meet & Eat fundraiser asks people to MEET up with friends, family or work colleagues – virtually or socially distanced – and EAT. You choose how you meet and eat. You can hold a fancy dinner party, have cocktails or prosecco with canapes with friends, a simple picnic or barbecue with the children or have cake with work colleagues! Visit the website for your fundraising pack dementia-support.org.uk/meet_and_eat.
Dress Up for Dementia on Friday 25th September
Alternatively, you can Dress Up for Dementia on Friday 25th September and make a donation. Dress up with work colleagues, sports club or group of friends – the wackier the better! Staff at Dementia Support will be dressing up as animals! Share your photos on social #D4D so the charity can track what you’re up to. To make a £5 donation by text simply text D4D to 70085. To donate another amount simply text D4D plus the amount you would like to donate to 70085 e.g D4D3 to donate £3. (Texts cost £1 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about the charity’s work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you’d like to donate but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text D4DNOINFO to 70085).
For more information on the services available visit www.dementia-support.org.uk or call 01243 888691.
For more information on how to get involved visit the website or call 01243 958460.