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Unite against dementia for Dementia Action Week

This year, Dementia Awareness Week has changed to Dementia Action Week and takes place from 21 to 27 May.

We are joining The Alzheimer’s Society in encouraging everyone to unite and make a change by taking action against dementia (no matter how small). Together we can make a huge difference.

In the UK, someone develops dementia every three minutes. There is currently no cure for the disease, so we need to be determined to create a dementia friendly community that supports people with dementia and their families to live their lives as they would like to.

There are many ways we can all take action against dementia in our personal and professional lives. Building a dementia friendly community will involve all kinds of organisations from hospitals, shops, transport providers, schools, banks and professional service providers taking steps to promote a positive change.

At Miles & Partners Solicitors in London, we are doing our part to take action against dementia by ensuring that our staff have a high level of awareness on mental capacity issues and can advise what you can do if you are concerned about diminishing or lost mental capacity.

Our expert team of lawyers can also provide advice on taking action to safeguard a loved one, taking cases to the Court of Protection, and addressing problems with deprivation of liberty.

To learn more about dementia and what you can do during Dementia Action Week, visit the Alzheimer’s Society website.

The contents of this article are for the purposes of general awareness only. They do not purport to constitute legal or professional advice. The law may have changed since this article was published. Readers should not act on the basis of the information included and should take appropriate professional advice upon their own particular circumstances.