Council marks Dementia Action Week 2024

Walsall Council is marking Dementia Action Week 2024, an annual campaign that brings people together under a unified theme to take action on dementia. Dementia affects millions of people across the UK and Walsall is committed to raising awareness and improving the lives of those living with dementia and their carers.

This week, Walsall residents are encouraged to learn more about the different types of dementia, the ways in which they can reduce their risk of developing dementia and get the support they or their loved ones need. 

Councillor Gary Flint, Portfolio Holder for Wellbeing, Leisure and Public Spaces at Walsall Council said, 

“Dementia Action Week is a timely reminder that while dementia develops over time, there are steps we can all take to reduce our risk. These include keeping active, eating healthily and exercising your mind. Not only do these habits reduce our risk of dementia, but they can also reduce the risk of other conditions including cancer, type 2 diabetes, obesity, stroke and heart disease.

“In addition, engaging in mental or social activities may help to build up your brain’s ability to relieve stress and improve your mood. The council has a Walsall Wellbeing Directory, where you can find out about activities and groups in Walsall. I encourage you to visit the directory on the council website for more information.”

Councillor Keir Pedley, Portfolio Holder for Adult Social Care at Walsall Council said,

"Dementia Action Week is a vital opportunity to shine a light on dementia. Here in Walsall, we work in partnership and are committed to supporting people living with dementia, and their loved ones, making sure they have access to support and understanding their needs.

“The council offers help for people with dementia living at home. Our services can help you if you are struggling to cope with dementia, or care for someone with dementia. We use person-centred support that puts people with dementia and their carers at the heart of their treatment plans.”

“We also recognise that socialising and being part of the community has positive impacts on the lives of people with dementia. There are dementia cafes in different venues across the borough where people with dementia and their carers can meet in a safe and welcoming environment.”

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