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Dementia Awareness Week 2015

18 May 2015

Did you know it is Dementia Awareness Week? Today, an estimated 850,000 people are living with dementia in the UK.

To help raise awareness of dementia and the services we provide to support those with the condition we have a series of events happening over the next few days.

  • Join us  for an hour-long Dementia Friends session on Tuesday May 19

Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, talks and acts about the condition.

We’ll be running a session between 12.00 – 1.00pm for staff at the Conference Hall, St Pancras Hospital, 4 St Pancras Way, London NW1 0PE.  

Dementia Friends is about learning more about dementia and the small ways you can help.

From telling friends about the Dementia Friends programme to visiting someone you know living with dementia, every action counts.

If you would like to attend please email communications@candi.nhs.uk – we hope to see you there!

  • Say hi to our colleagues at The Dementia Navigator Service who will have a stall at Moorefield’s Eye Hospital, 162 City Road, London EC1V 2PD, tomorrow between 9.30am – 12.30pm.

They’ll be talking to passers by about our old age services and have a few cheeky freebees to give away as well.

  • Netherwood Day Centre will be Celebrating 25 years of helping people with dementia

You are all invited to join staff and recognise the difference the centre has made to the local community.

Date: Wednesday 20 May, 2015
Time: 11am onwards
Place: Netherwood Day Centre, 5 Netherwood Street,  NW6 2QU

Entertainment will be provided by the Connaught Opera Company, who provide quality musical entertainment for older people.

In the afternoon between 2.00pm - 3.00pm Megan Jones, from the Alzheimer’s Society, will do a reminisce work shop with patients and carers.

Don’t forget to tweet us and let us know how you’re celebrating @ci_nhs.

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