Thursday, 5 February 2015

Time for a Cuppa

A charity event led by staff at the SMI (Sheffield Methods Institute) for all colleagues to attend to have a cuppa and cake to raise money for Dementia UK to help towards improving quality of life. 
This will take place on Thursday 5th March 2015 @ 12-1.30pm @ University of Sheffield, ICOSS Building Level 2 Student Room.

There are currently over 800,000 people in the UK living with dementia, and this is expected to increase to 1 million by 2025. 

Everyone affected by dementia needs our help.

At Dementia UK we believe all people living with and affected by dementia should receive compassionate, expert care and support to enable them to live as positively as possible with the condition.

Our solution is Admiral Nurses, specialist dementia nurses who provide families with an understanding of dementia and give them the tools and skills to deal with challenges effectively, whilst also providing psychological support to help family carers carry on caring for their family member.

It can be a difficult and emotionally tiring for everyone involved and often people find themselves in the role of carer with out really knowing what to do.  Admiral Nurses make all the difference.

We also run a specialist helpline, Admiral Nursing DIRECT.  The helpline is manned by Admiral Nurses, who give the same vital support by telephone or email.  This is the only Nurse led dementia helpline in the country.
There are currently132 Admiral Nurses in the UK but we want to grow this to 200 by 2016 - and ultimately 1000.  Our aim: everyone who needs the support of an Admiral Nurse has access to one.

You can find out more about the above here.

Written by Samantha Humberstone 

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