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Dementia Awareness Week
15-21 May 2016

Dementia Awareness WeekDementia Awareness Week

Dementia Awareness Week - Dementia is a serious and progressive disease that leads to memory loss and communication problems that can make life confusing.  So to help raise awareness the Alzheimer's Society is hosting Dementia Awareness Week.

Plenty of celebrity supporters have also been on board - like Dame Judi Dench and X Factor's Danyl Johnson who used to visit care homes and perform for the residents.

It has been proven that music is theraputic for sufferers and can make communicating easier for them.  Pretty amazing eh?

Living with dementia isn't easy to imagine if you haven't been put in that situation.   Reading stories from people who have might help your understanding.  Click here to read about Enid and George's story.

Some people have a great support network and others live alone.  There is plenty of help available to assist people living alone and help them remain independent as long as possible.

92-year old Rose does tai-chi every day and gets help with carers to plan out her days.  She fills them up with going to memory groups, drawing and other activities that help keep her mind active.  And this May you can can raise dementia awareness to give people like Rose a more improved standard of life. 

The theme for 2015 was 'Do Something New', and it was all about getting people to try something new during the week.  If you think you can help the Alzheimer's Society there are many ways that you could participate, for example, take part in a memory walk, go parachuting or ... come up with your very own idea for an event!

Organise a benefit performance, hold books and cake sales or do a collection.  To find out more, visit the Dementia Awareness Week website and see how you can do your bit to help raise awareness.

Whatever you decide to do, you know you'll feel great about helping other people.

Good luck!

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