Dementia Friendly Swansea has teamed up with The Wave for their Dementia Awareness Week from the 21st to the 28th March. The aim of the campaign is to let people in the Swansea area know that if you are affected by dementia in anyway, you are not alone. There are services and people who will support you and your family, what ever stage you are at.
Putting Dementia Out There
Dementia continues to be a topic that people will avoid for many different reasons. By putting it on the airwaves with The Wave, in print with the Evening Post and in a central highly visible Hwb in Swansea, we are aiming to make dementia a part of every day life. A word that can be spoke without fear or stigma. Dementia touches so many lives, yet not a lot of information is widely known about the condition. There are services and treatments out there that can help many with a diagnosis of dementia carry on with their every day lives.
If you are affected by dementia in any way and don’t know where to turn and would like to talk to someone face to face, please pop into the Hwb between 11 – 3 open every day or email us firstname.lastname@example.org
If you prefer telephone contact, the Wales Dementia Helpline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (freephone) 0808 808 2235 or text “help” to 81066
Other organisations that offer information and support services include 3 Nations Dementia Working Group Age Cymru, Alzheimer’s Society, DEEP – The UK Network of Dementia Voices, Dementia UK, Swansea Carers Centre