BBC Three Counties Radio Interview

As Dementia Action Week started, Age UK Hertfordshire’s Director of Operations, Mark Hanna, got the opportunity to appear on BBC Three Counties Radio. Here he got the chance to speak about who Hertswise are, what services they offer older people with dementia in Hertfordshire, and how you can contact them. Click on the link belowContinue reading “BBC Three Counties Radio Interview”

#DementiaActionWeek Question 4

What do Hertswise offer to people living with dementia and their carers, and why are they so special? Hertswise is an innovative countywide service designed to support people living with dementia, low level memory loss or mild cognitive impairments as well as their loved ones and carers. Our teams aim to ensure that people ofContinue reading “#DementiaActionWeek Question 4”

#DementiaActionWeek Question 3

How many people in the UK and Hertfordshire live with dementia? There are approximately 850,000 people in the UK currently living with dementia.  In Hertfordshire, it is estimated that 15,000 people are living with dementia.  It is also estimated that there are approximately 600 people living with young or early onset dementia in Hertfordshire also. Continue reading “#DementiaActionWeek Question 3”

#DementiaActionWeek Question 2

What words/phrases should be avoided when talking to someone who is living with dementia? Avoid using words that can cause offence – instead of using dementia sufferer or dementia victim for example – use phrases such as ‘person with dementia’, ‘person living with dementia’ or ‘person living well with dementia’ – simple stuff Set aContinue reading “#DementiaActionWeek Question 2”

#DementiaActionWeek Question 1

What is dementia, how many types are there and does everyone get affected in the same way? Dementia is not a specific disease. Dementia is an umbrella term that describes a group of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills that are severe enough to reduce a person’s ability to perform everydayContinue reading “#DementiaActionWeek Question 1”