Tags: Dementia

Businesses urged to support 42,000 people with dementia who are still of working age

The Alzheimer’s Society is calling for all businesses to create a dementia-friendly working environment and give staff with dementia and carers the opportunity to continue to play an active part in the workforce. Twenty percent of people living with dementia are under the age of retirement and, according to the Alzheimer’s Society, could be making a…

BT ensuring front-line employees are dementia-friendly

BT has announced plans to ensure its frontline employees, including many engineers and call centre workers, are able to better support customers living with dementia.   The company is a supporter of the Prime Minister’s Dementia Friends Champion Group and this week pledged to integrate the training into the heart of the business. Dementia Friends…

Dementia could cost employers over £3 billion within next 15 years

Public Health England (PHE) and Alzheimer’s Society, who recently joined forces to launch the Dementia Friends campaign, have released a new report on the future financial implications to the nation’s businesses of dementia, and call on employers to adapt their working environment to support the increasing numbers affected by the condition. The report, from the…

Dementia costs UK businesses £1.6 billion per year

A new Cebr report for Public Health England and the Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends initiative, published today, finds that dementia caring obligations cost English businesses £1.6 billion a year. 50,000 carers in 2014 will have quit their job due to caring responsibilities, and a further 66,000 will have to make adjustments at work, according to research endorsed by the UK government. But businesses are showing…

Ground breaking online resource to help meet the challenge of dementia care

The Norfolk & Suffolk Dementia Alliance launches ‘Learning Location’ to help individuals and organisations who provide care for people with dementia gain access to essential information and most appropriate training in a single place. Norfolk & Suffolk Dementia Alliance announces a new free online resource to meet the challenge of delivering excellent care and support…

Dementia Alliance and Toolwire deliver educational tools in response to the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia

Toolwire, a global leader in Experiential Learning* solutions, today announced that it has partnered with the Norfolk & Suffolk Dementia Alliance to deliver a series of interactive online experiences on the subject of dementia. These interactive experiences, called Toolwire Learnscapes, are designed to help employees in commercial outlets to understand how they can support members…