To heighten public awareness on dementia care in Bermuda, the Minister of Social Development and Seniors announced an awareness campaign will be launched this month.
In a statement released this afternoon, Minister Tinée Furbert thanked the local healthcare professionals and organisations involved with the public awareness campaign for assisting with the creation of a “supportive and engaging community that is dementia caring”.
“We will be hosting Zoom live panel discussions, a radio series and interactive social media campaigns to engage with the public and explore critical factors to keep in mind when caring for individuals experiencing cognitive change due to dementia and dementia-related conditions,” said Ms Furbert.
“The intention is to empower family caregivers, care professionals, and members of the general public to collectively enhance the quality of life for those in our community who need support living with cognitive change.
“There may be many factors that are out of our control,” she added.
“However, we look forward to using the valuable resources that are in our control to support the wellbeing of our community.”
The Zoom talks will be held on February 11 and March 11 from 6pm to 7pm.
Thursday’s discussion will cover “what is dementia” as well as “caregiving and controlling frustrations”.
In March, the presentation will include information about online training resources, hiring home help, community care and power of attorney.
Both discussions will be posted on the Government YouTube channel, their Facebook page and on CITV. The radio series will be aired on Magic 102.7FM at 3pm on the last Thursday of each month from February to July.
Registration is required for people who would like to take part and must be completed by 3pm on the day of the discussion.
• To register for the Zoom talk on Thursday, February 11 vvisithttps://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0pcumgrz0oHNQZfLSD0Pwo2WmXjz5T8F8b