September is Alzheimer’s Awareness month and to mark the occasion we ended our series of Dementia Conversations with a conversation with representatives from Brent Council Adult Social Services and NHS North West London Clinical Commissioning Group. People living with dementia and carers, supported by volunteers from CADBrent spoke about their concerns and offered solutions to the unnecessary barriers they face every day in being able to live as normal a life as possible e.g. lack of support after a diagnosis, poverty of information on what is available in the community, poor access and poor quality support from GPs, and an overwhelming since of being unconsidered. We all agreed that this final conversation will be the beginning of closer working between the dementia community and statutory partners so that we can truly claim Brent is a dementia friendly borough.
Each September, people from around the globe come together to heighten awareness of Alzheimer's disease and push back against stigmas around dementia. This year marks a decade of advocacy, as supporters observe the 10th World Alzheimer's Month.