Dementia Awareness Week 2015

Monday 18th May – Sunday 24th May is Dementia Awareness Week in the UK, sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Society.

Dementia is a collection of symptoms that are caused by damage to the brain and whilst it is widespread in people over 65, it can also affect younger people. In the UK, there are around 800,000 people with dementia and over 17,000 of these people are under 65. It is estimated that there are approximately 400,000 people living in the UK with dementia who do not know it. In fact, dementia is a growing problem and by 2040 the number of people with dementia is expected to double.

The symptoms of dementia include:

  • Memory Loss
  • Difficulty with planning and organising tasks
  • Being confused in unfamiliar environments
  • Difficulty finding the correct words
  • Changes in personality/mood.

Dementia Awareness Week is aimed at improving the general public’s knowledge and perception of dementia, whilst helping to raise money for research and education through fundraising activities.

Find out what you can do to help

Find out more about dementia from the NHS

You can also use the Twitter hashtag #DAW2015 to keep up to date with events and fundraising ideas.

Dementia Awareness Week 2015: ‘Life doesn’t end when dementia begins’

Clece Care Services provides specialist support to people with dementia. Our highly skilled workers are trained to identify and manage symptoms associated with dementia and provide flexible, personalised support.

We allow the people we support to continue to enjoy the things they love, try new things, and live a dignified, fulfilled life. Find out more about how we support those with dementia.

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