Dementia Action Week and Mental Health Awareness Week

#DementiaActionWeek and #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek are national events that raise awareness of mental health.  This year, the week will take place on 15th May to 21st May.

You can raise awareness by helping people to understand links between loneliness and poor mental health, and actively check in on those around you at work and in your communities.

The cost of living crisis is affecting the mental health of millions.  Our charity of the year, York Foodbank, understands that anyone can reach crisis point and they are here to help when that happens. Click here to be diverted to their page.  https://york.foodbank.org.uk/get-help/

Plan Ahead

If you or a family member are concerned about mental health and ability to manage day to day tasks and information, it can feel like a whirlwind of information and be a scary time for you all.  Planning ahead will however help family and healthcare professionals to care for you when you may not be able to make those decisions.

There may also come a time when you are unable to make decisions about your care and financial matters.  You can appoint attorneys to make decisions on your behalf during your lifetime through Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs).

Action

During the course of this week, members of our Life Planning team have made short videos providing more information about action that can be taken to support people with dementia and generally more information about Dementia Action Week.  The videos are available below:

Hudda introduces Dementia Action Week and example actions that can be taken to show support.

Emma explains actions that businesses can take.

Many of our Life Planning team members are Dementia Friends and have an understanding of the affects that poor mental health on both the sufferer and the family.  Our friendly team are here to help and can talk through options that are available to offer more support including LPAs.  Get in touch with us on 01904 624903 and we will be happy to help.

 

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