Help Cards

Discussion in 'I have dementia' started by KenC, Mar 26, 2007.

  1. KenC

    KenC Registered User

    Mar 24, 2006
    913
    Co Durham
    #1 KenC, Mar 26, 2007
    Last edited by a moderator: May 28, 2009
    The Alzheimers Society are producing a series of help cards to be used by those who have Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia or Memory Problems. These cards have one of each title on top and are designed to be carried by those with the illness, in case they ever need support from the Police, Public or anyone else. These cards have been piloted around the country and were very successful, as well as a help to many of us involved in the pilot, including myself. The cards are not a threat to anyone's security as there is no information on them which can be used by any unscrupulous person.

    On the outer cover it has the following:-

    The Illness
    I would appreciate help.
    Please see inside for information on how to help me.

    The information inside covers:-

    My name:-
    My Illness:-
    My other medical conditions:-
    My Allergies:-
    Name of someone who might help:-
    Their Day time phone number:-
    Their night time phone number:-
    My Doctors phone number:-
    These cards are invaluable and are well worth using. Even though I can still get around quite well, they give the extra support and confidence I need.

    Ken

    Help cards can be ordered by emailing pubsorders@alzheimers.org.uk.
     
  2. KenC

    KenC Registered User

    Mar 24, 2006
    913
    Co Durham
    Hi all,

    As a follow up I thought that I would tell you that these cards have been so popular, that there are now in the region of 29,000 of them in circulation.

    This is brilliant as it proves that a lot of people really appreciate them.

    Best Wishes
    Ken
     
  3. lesmisralbles

    lesmisralbles Account Closed

    Nov 23, 2007
    5,543
    Thank you Ken

    Need to get this for Ron, thank's for pointing this out.
    Barb & Ron X
     
  4. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    68,642
    Kent
    Good news Ken. :)
     
  5. CraigC

    CraigC Registered User

    Mar 21, 2003
    6,630
    London
    Excellent Ken and thanks for spreading the word.
    I think this is the makings of a great new factsheet ;)

    Spent ages myself trying to work out what to put on dads 'safety' card but this covers everything.

    Again, many thanks for sharing.

    Kindest Regards
    Craig
     
  6. connie

    connie Registered User

    Mar 7, 2004
    9,519
    Frinton-on-Sea
    Bless you Ken for flagging this up.

    The cards will be so useful to so many.
     

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