Alzheimer’s Society staff, supporters, volunteers and people affected by dementia came together to mark Dementia Awareness Week at over 600 events around the country, including around 60 in the south east.
We asked people to confront the condition head on and I was touched by the notes people wrote, including this one: ‘Dear Dementia, I would rather not have had you, but I’m learning to live with you, with a lot of help from my friends at Alzheimer’s Society and my wife. It’s not the end of the world!”
It is important that we continue talking about and confronting dementia so that we build on the awareness raised this week.
Alzheimer’s Society is here for anyone affected by the condition and there are lots of ways we can help you. Call our National Dementia Helpline on 0300 222 1122 or visit alzheimers.org.uk/DAW