It’s estimated that one in fourteen people over the age of 65 have dementia. The word dementia is used to describe a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking as well as problem-solving or language. The illness is caused when the brain is damaged by diseases such as Alzheimer’s or a series of strokes. This month’s newsletters will focus on dementia and different aspects of the disease.
Supporting People with Dementia to Remain in the Workplace
The Equality Act (2010) requires all employers to avoid discrimination and to make reasonable adjustments in the workplace. These adjustments ensure people with dementia are not at any disadvantage at their place of work. With more than 42,000 people aged under 65 suffering from dementia, there are certainly many whom still continue to work following diagnosis. We offer support to clients with dementia however we equally support and advise our own staff through their journeys with any illnesses or disabilities.
Recruiting Staff for Clients with Dementia
At Ascot Care Agency we pride ourselves on employing high-quality and well-trained staff. We are currently recruiting staff in the North East. We are recruiting in Darlington, Harrogate, Leyburn and Northallerton as well as surrounding areas. We are looking for potential candidates who have experience working with people with dementia and similar diseases. Should you wish to apply please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We are looking for caring, reliable and understanding staff.
Congratulations to Julie, Care Manager, at Ascot Care Agency. Julie became a Dementia Friend Champion in June. We’ll shortly be hosting some Group Information Sessions on Dementia Friends. Please email email@example.com for more information on becoming a Dementia Friend.
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