Reasons to choose Wilson Browne
The COP team at Wilson Browne are supporting Dementia Action Week from 15th-21st May 2023.
On a day-to-day basis, the COP team are committed to helping our clients who are living with Dementia, using our knowledge and experience in all of our interactions to communicate compassionately, understand their needs and help them to live their lives in step with past wishes and feelings where possible. We are all Dementia Friends in our team.
During this week, COP has been raising awareness and helping to build an understanding firm-wide of Dementia, as well as spreading the message to our neighbours, both residential and commercial. We’re delighted that many of our colleagues and friends have now also earned their Dementia Friend badges!
Here’s a little bit more on why it’s so important to the individuals who live with this illness that they did.
Dementia describes a group of common symptoms. Memory loss and confusion are possibly the most commonly connected to hearing the term, but did you know that there are numerous subtypes of Dementia, that the types can be mixed and that symptoms can also include changes in language & understanding, as well as behaviour & perception?
By understanding just a little bit more about how it could feel to have Dementia, it’s possible to help in small ways that make a big difference.
Dementia is not a part of the natural ageing process, the symptoms are caused by a range of diseases that damage brain cells in specific areas. One of the most common diseases is Alzheimer’s, and the Alzheimer’s Society offer practical advice and emotional support to those living with Dementia, their families and carers. As well as giving hope the Alzheimer’s Society also brings hope through the valuable work undertaken by their society of researchers, clinicians and trusted experts.
There are an estimated 900,000 people living with Dementia in the UK, and Dementia Friends is an Alzheimer’s Society programme focussed on raising awareness, and building an understanding of the condition and those living with it in our Communities. The amazing news is that there are over 3.5 million Dementia Friends, and it’s as easy as watching a video for you to also become one.
Recognising a person’s action or reaction as a sign of Dementia might just make all the difference to that person in that moment, allowing them to live their life well alongside their diagnosis.
Taking positive actions such as being more patient in a shop queue or changing the language we use in an interaction are small acts that make a big difference.