I’d like to invite people living with dementia and their carers to join us at this very special event so their voices can be at the heart of the conversation (Sue Clarke Area Manager for Alzheimer’s Society Greater Manchester Society)
The pandemic has been a challenging time for the 30,000 people living with dementia in Greater Manchester.
People affected by dementia have been worst hit by coronavirus, with thousands dying and many more rapidly deteriorating from both the virus and the knock-on effect of lockdowns. Each person leaves behind grieving friends and family. Family carers, too, have been buckling under the strain.
In the past year, the Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Connect support line has been flooded with calls from relatives revealing how quickly their loved ones are deteriorating, losing their abilities to talk or feed themselves. Our vital services have been used over eight million times since the first lockdown began in March 2020, showing people need us now more than ever.
Many families have had to cope with an unmanageable and irreversible decline in their loved ones. Never again must we leave our most vulnerable so unsupported – the legacy of the pandemic must be a properly reformed and funded social care system.
On Monday June 6th 2022, I’ll be at this important event, which will bring people affected by dementia in Greater Manchester together to tell their stories of the pandemic. We’ll be joined by leaders from local health and social care organisations as we respectfully reflect on the impact and challenges it has brought. Together, we will refocus on the recovery from the pandemic and how we adapt to ensure people affected by dementia get the support and care they need. I’d like to invite people living with dementia and their carers to join us at this very special event so their voices can be at the heart of the conversation. To register your interest in attending the event and to receive further details please visit https://bit.ly/3FveeRM
Alzheimer’s Sg advice and information for people affected by dementia. People can also go to alzheimers.org.uk Dementia Connect Support line – 0333 150 3456 – is available seven days a week,