News World Alzheimer's Day World Alzheimer's Day is a global opportunity to raise awareness, educate, encourage support of and demystify dementia. What can I do on World Alzheimer's Day? There are many ways to get involved with World Alzheimer’s Day: Register to volunteer at a local Memory Walk Access support and information from organisations such as Alzheimer's Society, Age UK BwD and Care Network Organise or take part in an Alzheimer's Society fundraising event Make a donation to a charity like Care Network that supports dementia and provide help and hope to people living with dementia Why is World Alzheimer's Day important? Globally, dementia is one of the biggest challenges we face, with nearly 50 million people living with dementia worldwide. To tackle this international challenge, we need to work together and share best practice with one another. What help is available at Care Network? There are many reasons why people experience memory issues and for anyone who is having problems or is concerned about their memory, or cares for someone who is, we can offer advice and support to help keep you safe and independent at home. Our Memory Matters service is available to residents in Blackburn with Darwen who are living with any form of memory loss, including dementia, at any stage, even before diagnosis. We will work with you, your family and carers to make sure that you that you have access to all the support and services that are available. We understand that everyone’s needs are different and uinque, but as a guide, here a some of the things we can help to support you with: Providing a general home safety assessment Support in identifying simple solutions to help with day to day tasks, visual and orientation problems or safety risks Providing free, small aids and equipment to help around the home Putting you in touch with services and organisations who offer advice and support, such as blue badges for disabled parking, benefit advice, lasting power of attorney, emergency plans and fire safety Ready to find out more? Call us on 01254 507255 (option 3) You can also find a full list of Care Network's contact and drop-in details here.