​World Alzheimer’s Month: Supporting Dementia Friends

How we have been supporting Alzheimer’s Patients this year.

September is World Alzheimer’s Month, a month designed to raise awareness around Dementia and other forms of Alzheimer’s, and to support people across the globe who are living with the condition. This year the focus is on raising awareness, with the theme “Know Dementia, Know Alzheimer’s” continuing from 2021.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a particular impact on the condition and the people living with Alzheimer’s worldwide. However, a 2019 report found that much of the world’s general population still believes that Dementia is a normal result of the ageing process – which highlights the need for more knowledge about Alzheimer’s and its conditions to be more widespread.

This year, ServiceMaster Clean, along with the rest of ServiceMaster Brands UK, has partnered with Dementia Friends, an initiative from Alzheimer’s Society as one of their partnered businesses.

What are Dementia Friends?

Dementia Friends is an initiative aiming to change the perception of dementia. They strive to create a better quality of life for those living with the condition and to further our understanding of the condition. They provide a host of useful information to inform members of the public, as well as partner with businesses to help improve their services and make them more accessible and Dementia friendly. This year, we have worked with them to make sure that our services our as such, and that we can provide the right support and service to our customers that are living with Dementia.

Furthermore, we have taken part in multiple fundraising initiatives as part of ServiceMaster Brands UK and have managed to raise £1,378.50 for the charity – which will go towards funding services from the Alzheimer’s Society for research into care and cures, providing support and training, and campaigning for the rights of people living with dementia. We will be continuing our support throughout the rest of 2022, so keep up to date with us on social media to see how you can get involved. Or get involved today by donating to Alzheimer’s Society or by becoming a Dementia friend.

To learn more about the services we provide, and how we might be able to help you or someone you know living with Dementia, give us a call today on 0800 021 3112.

By Tom Page, Digital Content Writer