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.