On Dementia Awareness Week is taking place on 14th-20th May the Alzheimer’s Society is asking everyone across UK to unite against dementia. Dementia is set to be the 21st century’s biggest killer, however awareness and understanding remains low and many families are facing it alone.
During the Week, Alzheimer’s Society wants everyone to come together and take action just by uniting, raising awareness, offering help and understanding. We can then improve care and urgently ﬁnd a cure.
What is Dementia?
It describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. These can often small to start with, but for someone with dementia they have become severe enough to affect daily life.
A person with dementia may also experience changes in their mood or behaviour. The brain can become damaged caused by diseases e.g. Alzheimer’s disease or a series of strokes, but Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia.
What does the Alzheimer’s society do?
Their mission is to transform the landscape of dementia forever. They want to find a cure and strive to create a society where those affected by dementia are supported and accepted, able to live in their community without fear or prejudice.
There are plenty of ways you can support and raise awareness like;
- Raising money via Give as you Live whenever you shop, book or order online!