Calls to unite against dementia - The Evesham Observer

Calls to unite against dementia

Evesham Editorial 21st May, 2018   0

EVESHAM residents are being invited to unite against dementia this Dementia Action Week by the Alzheimer’s Society.

The week kicks off today and will see charity staff and volunteers encouraging local people to take actions, big or small, to improve the everyday lives of people affected by dementia.

This year’s Dementia Action Week theme is community change. From continuing to invite people with dementia out, to making sure you listen and include them in conversations, people with dementia and carers have shared actions with us that will make a difference – helping them to feel included in their communities and able to live the lives they want.

Evesham Dementia Action Alliance will be hosting an event called Knees Up Teas Up at the Boathouse at Evesham Rowing Club on Wednesday, May 23. There will be music, coffee and a raffle from 2pm to 4pm.

Danny Dhadda, Services Manager for Alzheimer’s Society in Evesham, said: “We’re calling on people in Evesham to take action this Dementia Action Week. In the UK, one person develops dementia every three minutes and almost everyone knows someone whose life has been affected. Yet too many people face the condition alone without adequate support.

“People with dementia and carers have shared actions with us that will make a difference, from ‘invite me out, friends still mean the world to me’ to ‘take time to listen, I can still teach you a thing or two.’

“So join us to take action and unite against dementia and help people affected to feel included in their community and able to live the life they want.”

4,331 people are living with dementia in South Worcestershire.

Alzheimer’s Society is here for anyone affected by dementia and provides information and support.

To find out more call the National Dementia Helpline on 0300 222 1122 or visit


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