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Dementia Awareness Week – 20th to 26th May 2012
The theme of Dementia Awareness Week™ 2012 is ‘Remember the person’.
The aim is to encourage people to ‘Remember the person’ by looking beyond someone’s diagnosis of dementia and engaging with them.
Alzheimer’s Society is calling on people to spend time, whether it’s five minutes or half an hour, to learn a bit more about dementia.
Visit www.alzheimers.org.uk/remembertheperson to find out more.
There are over 4,500 people in Kirklees living with dementia and 750,000 in the UK. Many more are affected through looking after a relative with dementia.
There are events and opportunities for people to learn more about dementia and Alzheimers going on during the week:
- Information and posters will be in various locations around the area, including local libraries and Gateway to Care.
- A collection will be taking place at Asda, Bradford Road, Huddersfield on Saturday 26th May.
- Sunwood House are holding a tea party and dance on Wednesday 23rd May from 1.30pm to 5pm. The address for the event is: Sunwood House, Woodhouse Hall Road, Fartown, Huddersfield HD2 1DJ. For more information contact Donna Coop on 01484 424363.
For more information about what is taking place during Dementia Awareness Week in Kirklees please contact the Alzheimer’s Society Huddersfield office on 01484 429865.
Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees
Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees aims to improve the lives of all older people in our area. We offer practical services to keep people independent, safe and happy!