About Dementia

Here at AStar Training and Recruitment, we like to go above and beyond. We strive to be the best to ensure we deliver a quality service to you at all times. We understand the struggles people can face and want to spread awareness and offer training, support and advice.

Our trainers have a wealth of experience in Management and training and in the Care Sector, each have level 5 Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care.

Challenge on Dementia

The Prime Minister’s challenge on dementia states that by 2020 we want people living with dementia to live the life they want to lead in their communities.

Dementia will affect everyone in every sector and every industry, from customers to staff. With the UK statutory retirement age rising, and the number of people with dementia expected to rise to 1 million by 2021, we will see many more people developing dementia whilst still in employment.

Many others will seek to combine being a carer with working. Businesses need to future proof all aspects of their operations. Consumers want businesses and organisations which value their customers.

Greater Awareness of Dementia

This will only be achieved with greater awareness, understanding and support for customers and staff impacted by dementia
We, like you, fully understand that being a responsible business is about benefiting the people and places around you whilst having a positive impact on your business. It is about the way you look after your staff in your workplace, your relationship with your suppliers in the marketplace, your involvement in the community and your impact on the environment.

Dementia is one of the greatest challenges we face in society today. All businesses can contribute to tackling the social and economic impact of dementia.

We, like you, fully understand that being a responsible business is about benefiting the people and places around you whilst having a positive impact on your business. It is about the way you look after your staff in your workplace, your relationship with your suppliers in the marketplace, your involvement in the community and your impact on the environment.

Statistics show that less than half (47%) of people living with dementia feel a part of their community (Alzheimer’s Society, 2013), and 28% said they have given up even getting out of the house.
Businesses and organisations, like you can make a big difference for people with dementia and their carers by making a commitment to become more dementia-friendly. Becoming a dementia-friendly business is not only a socially responsible step but can also bring economic benefits.

Businesses and organisations, like you can make a big difference for people with dementia and their carers by making a commitment to become more dementia-friendly. Becoming a dementia-friendly business is not only a socially responsible step but can also bring economic benefits.

Research shows that 83% of people with memory problems have switched their shopping habits to places that are more accessible (Alzheimer’s Society, 2013), becoming dementia-friendly will enable businesses to retain existing customers and attract new ones

There are 850,000 people with dementia in the UK, as a leader in dementia-friendly practices, businesses will retain and build on existing custom, both from people living with the condition and from their carers, family and friends

Increased knowledge and awareness of dementia will make staff more confident when dealing with all customers, they will have a greater understanding of potential scenarios, and as a result will be able to provide better customer service and reduce the number of complaints on similar issues.

Are You a business looking to upskill to dementia friendly?

If you are a business looking to upskill your team to be Dementia friendly, which as you can see will help your business, then please call us now and speak to one of our friendly team to see how we can help you grow.