Dementia Awareness Week

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Dementia Awareness Week running during 14-20 May is sponsored by the Alzheimer's Society who are asking everyone across England, Wales and Northern Ireland to unite against dementia.

Dementia is set to be the 21st century's biggest killer. But awareness and understanding remains low and many families are facing it alone.

That's why, during the Week, they want everyone to come together and take action. By uniting, we can raise awareness, offer help and understanding, improve care and urgently find a cure.

There are plenty of ways you can support the Week and everyone can play their part.
Please visit their website for more information

Who are they?

Alzheimer's Society is the leading support and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers.

What is dementia?

The term 'dementia' is used to describe the symptoms that occur when the brain is affected by specific diseases and conditions. Symptoms of dementia include loss of memory, confusion and problems with speech and understanding.

If you have concerns about Alzheimer's disease or about any other form of dementia, please contact the Alzheimer's Society National Dementia Helpline on 0300 222 1122.

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