Dalkeith Road Medical Practice

Dementia Awareness Week

We’re showing our support for Dementia Awareness Week (29 May-4 June) by committing to raising awareness of dementia and improving the lives of people with dementia, their families and carers.

This year, the focus is on the stigma that some people with dementia continue to face, with a particular focus on those facing it earlier in life.

Dementia diagnosis rates have stagnated, many are facing dementia alone, without access to the vital support that a diagnosis can bring.

This Dementia Action Week we’re encouraging individuals and their families to seek a timely diagnosis and avoid reaching crisis point.

Getting a diagnosis can be daunting, but we believe it’s better to know. And so do 91% of people living with dementia.