Dementia Awareness Week

This week is Dementia Awareness week, an Alzheimer’s Society initiative aimed at raising awareness of the effects of Dementia on people’s lives.

The theme this year is #dosomethingnew in order to highlight that life doesn’t end with a dementia diagnosis.

“Dementia can happen to anyone and there’s currently no cure. It can strip you of your memory, your relationships and your connection to the world you love, leaving you feeling isolated and alone.

At Alzheimer’s Society, we believe that life doesn’t end when dementia begins, and we do everything we can to help people living with dementia hold onto their lives and the things they love for longer.

We also believe it’s possible to do new things and have new experiences, too. And that’s what this year’s Dementia Awareness Week is all about.”

My contribution to the week, is to announce the start of a series of summer evening Dementia Friends Information Sessions in the walled Gardens of Cannington. Starting on 7th June at 7 P.M. To find out more, please contact me kris@scotting.org

To find out more about Dementia and Dementia Awareness week please visit the Alzheimers society website-

www.alzheimers.org.uk/remembertheperson

And for more about dementia friends- www.dementiafriends.org

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