Dementia awareness week - the facts

Posted under Blog on May 23rd, 2012 by Editorial Team / No Comments

This week, 20-26 May, is Dementia Awareness Week the Alzheimer’s Society’s annual campaign.

The theme of the campaign is ‘Remember the person’ and the aim is to not only spread awareness and understanding of dementia but to also encourage people to remember there is more to a person than the disease.

A recent study by the Alzheimer’s Society and Saga Homecare revealed that nearly two thirds of Britons know someone with dementia.  However, those aged 18-24 are more likely to want to know about the condition than people aged 55 and over, who are more at risk.

The Alzheimer’s Society is  encouraging everyone to spread these five simple facts about dementia: 

  1. It’s not a natural part of growing up
  2. It’s caused by diseases of the brain - the most common of these is Alzheimer’s
  3. It’s not just about losing your memory
  4. It can affect thinking, communicating and doing everyday tasks
  5. It’s possible to live well with it – there is more to a person than dementia


For more information on the early signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s please explore this website.


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