BAM is becoming a more dementia friendly business this Dementia Awareness Week. This year’s Dementia Awareness campaign aims to encourage everyone to do something new, supporting the message that life doesn’t end when dementia begins. So what better way to support the campaign than to learn more about dementia and become a dementia friend.

In partnership with our national charity partners, Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer Scotland, BAM are hoping that our 2,600 employees across the UK are going to become dementia friends. From construction sites in Scotland to schools we manage in Somerset, design teams in Yorkshire to support services in Hertfordshire, BAM teams are being invited to attend toolbox talks to better understand dementia.

With 850,000 people affected in the UK this year, and the number set to grow to 1 million by 2025, it’s important for our society to understand what dementia is, how to act around people with dementia and how we can all support those affected by dementia in very simple ways.

So during this Dementia Awareness Week, why don’t you also become a dementia friend? You just need to sign up and watch a short video which will increase your awareness of dementia.

About the author

Andrea Singh

Executive Director People

Andrea has worked as a BAM HR professional since 2007. Now Executive Director People, she is keen to ensure that the supportive, caring and flexible BAM culture which allows people to do their best at work is protected.

Andrea also oversees improvement strategies to ensure BAM is the employer of choice in the industry. Her genuine interest in people has been the backbone of her work to help empower BAM people to develop their potential, be it through continued professional development programmes, company benefits that support health and wellbeing or their involvement with local communities. She is particularly interested in supporting young people in communities and encouraging them into construction.

“My genuine interest in people has been the backbone of my work to help empower BAM people to develop their potential.” 

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