World Alzheimer's Month 2021

Posted on: 1/09/2021

September is World Alzheimer's Month which aims to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia.

Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia. Dementia is a syndrome in which there is deterioration in memory, thinking, behaviour and the ability to perform everyday activities. In the UK alone, there are currently around 850,000 people with dementia. Around 209,600 people will develop dementia this year, which is the equivalent of one every three minutes.

In 2017, South Ribble was named a 'Dementia Friendly Community' by the Alzheimer's Society. As Progress Lifeline is based in South Ribble, we ensure that:

  • Members of our organisation become Dementia Friends
  • When we consider new policies or strategies, we make sure people living with dementia are considered
  • Our place of business/work is friendly and welcoming and we consider the way it is designed/looks to help people with dementia have a positive experience
  • At any events we hold, we make sure we consider the needs of people living with dementia so that they can fully participate in community life

Progress Lifeline supports people living with dementia by providing solutions which allow the service user to feel supported and more independent. In particular, our personal lifeline alarm and Footprint device are particularly beneficial to people living with dementia. Progress Lifeline service user John told us his story of living with dementia, and how our home technology and remote monitoring helps him and his family.

Are you or someone you love living with dementia? You can find out more about the Progress Lifeline service by emailing or by calling us on 03333 204 999 to discuss the telecare packages we have available.