Bupa partners with Alzheimer’s Society’s Memory Walk 2011
Facebook competition – win comprehensive health check worth £150
During September, thousands of people will participate in walks across England, Wales and Northern Ireland to raise money for Alzheimer’s Society’s and help to improve public understanding of dementia.
By taking part in Alzheimer’s Society’s Memory Walk friends and families will be joining together to remember and celebrate loved ones. They will benefit from being together and sharing memories as well as uniting to fight against dementia.
Bupa is committed to providing specialist dementia care under an ethos of ‘Person First, Dementia Second’, training its people to focus on the individual needs of people living with dementia. The aim is to create a unique approach to care so people can enjoy as much independence and mental and physical stimulation as possible.
This person-centred approach allows carers use memories to connect with people who are living with dementia – using memory boxes, life story books and Bupa’s own Map of Life to help recall life’s meaningful moments.
How you can help Bupa raise awareness of the key issues of dementia
Bupa recognises the importance of emotional wellbeing in relation to health and the positive impact that the emotional interaction of sharing memories with loved ones can have on people living with dementia.
Encouraging people whose lives have been touched by dementia to talk to each other and share memories can have a significant impact on their emotional wellbeing. This is particularly important in decreasing the proportion of people who are likely to develop memory impairment in the future.
Bupa are initiating a campaign to get people actively involved in Alzheimer’s Society’s Memory Walk 2011 under the banner of ‘what memories mean to you’. By inviting people to engage with how memories can significantly impact the lives of those living with dementia, you can help raise awareness of a condition which is due to affect more than a million people by 2021.
You can sign up free for the walks and a there’s also a Facebook competition to win one of five free comprehensive health checks worth £150 each.
Bupa would like to invite readers of frontierpsychiatrist.co.uk to get involved with this fantastic cause by signing up for the walks and visiting the Bupa memories Facebook page to tell us exactly what memories mean to you.
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