Thursday, April 08, 2021

 

 

RTÉ star Dáithí Ó Sé is calling on County Roscommon to show solidarity with people with dementia and their family carers.

It is estimated that there are 1,108 people living with dementia in Roscommon and for every one person with dementia three others are directly affected. The number of people with the condition will more than double in the next 25 years to over 150,000 by 2045.

This year The Alzheimer Society of Ireland (ASI) is inviting the public to brew the most important and powerful cup of tea, and invite their family and friends to join them online to mark Alzheimer’s Tea Day which takes place across Ireland on Thursday, May 6th, and is proudly sponsored by Fujitsu Ireland.

The ASI wants people to now come together virtually to celebrate, remember and show solidarity with people with dementia, their carers and the 500,000 people who are impacted by dementia in Ireland.

Although people can’t gather in groups for Tea Day, people can still connect and reach out to friends and loved ones across their communities, around Ireland and abroad — on the phone, on screen, Skype, Zoom and any other socially-distanced way people may choose.

There are 64,000 people living with dementia in Ireland today and every day, another 30 people are diagnosed. However, there is one simple and magical thing you can do to help — put the kettle on and connect with friends online over a simple cuppa!

The ASI needs to raise €3.5 million every year just to keep services running. While the public has been so generous over recent months, the reality is that more funds are needed to plug the gap in funding due to the impact of Covid-19 to support the 64,000 living with dementia in Ireland.

FOUR EASY STEPS TO TAKE PART IN TEA DAY 2021

SIGN UP: Join the nation for the most memorable cuppa ever. All you have to do is sign up on teaday.ie and you’ll be helping to support people in your area living with dementia.

HOST: Share the magic of a cup of tea — online — with the ones you love. Invite family, friends, colleagues, neighbours and loved ones — from home and from all over the world — to join you to share some precious memories over a wonderful cup of tea.

CELEBRATE your Tea Day by sharing it on social media. Post your photos, videos, messages and don’t forget to use our hashtags #TeaInEveryTown #TeaDay2021

DONATE Send us back your special Tea Day donation on teaday.ie. Remember, every extra euro you raise funds vital services for people living with dementia and their families.

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