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27 September 2022

Dementia, carers & wellbeing
Bank Workers Charity webinar

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Talking about dementia & carers support

We hosted an online event with the Bank Workers Charity on 10 August 2022 to look at what dementia is and the unique challenges of being a carer for someone with dementia. This webinar also explores some of the not-so-obvious lifestyle changes that help lower our risk of developing dementia and discuss the support available through the Bank Workers Charity and the innovation in dementia support generally.

We asked Heena Kang, from the Bank Workers Charityto come and talk to our members about:

“It’s estimated that one in 14 people aged over 65 has dementia, and the likelihood of developing it increases significantly with age. In fact, one in six people over 80 live with the condition. It is an unpredictable and progressive disease, with no cure at present. Carers and those with dementia can find themselves isolated, frustrated and emotionally exhausted.”

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BWC Wellbeing Webinar

Living with dementia can have a huge emotional, social, psychological and practical impact, but there is a great deal of support available to help both you and your family or carer.

Most of the support and care resources for people with dementia are organised by the NHS and the adult social services department of your local council, but other organisations, including charities, work to provide invaluable services, too.

Even if you feel that you don't need support right now, it's a good idea to know what's available and plan ahead.

That's why we teamed up with the Bank Workers Charity for this wellbeing webinar.

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Support from the Bank Workers Charity

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Other support

There are many sources of support available to you, we'll start with general support:

Dementia support

Mental health support

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And remember, if you’re an Accord member and need a chat about support at work, call the helpline on 0118 934 1808.

Find more mental health related articles on our website.

Accord's ED&I Group

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The Accord Equality Diversity & Inclusion group’s aim is to maximise our members' potential, regardless of background, and ensure everyone is treated with dignity and respect. It’s a place where diversity is celebrated, without prejudice or judgement. It’s a chance to collectively learn from our experiences and enrich all our lives.

The group get involved in a broad spectrum of events across the year. If you’re interested, why not get involved — email us at [email protected] or register to join online.

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