The government has recently launched a campaign urging the public to learn the early signs of dementia. Several new sources have reported on the new initiative, designed to help boost early diagnosis by encouraging people to speak with their doctor if they detect the signs.
Many news sources have focused on the estimate that 6 in 10 people with dementia go undiagnosed , and that there may be up to 400,000 people in the UK who have not had their condition formally assessed.
People with dementia generally experience a decline in functioning, memory, thinking, language and judgement abilities.
The children of parents who suffer from dementia can find the deterrioration of their loved ones a very difficult situation to cope with. It is often at these times when the condition is diagnosed that it can cause worry and concern as to how it will develop with the parents or relative. Here at Marketplace Chaplains Europe, our Employee Care Team members are always available to “lend an ear” to worried employees. We are not dementia councellors, but we are able to listen and perhaps make suggestions to ease an employees concerns and frustrations. Not all employers offer these on site teams who are available to staff. Those companies who use us, know the difference it can make to their employees. If you are an employer and wish to find out more of our services, please DO make contact.
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