Dementia Awareness Week May 15 - May 21
15th May 2016
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You may hope that the problem will go away, so you don't have to deal with it.  We all bury our heads in the sand from time to time.  If you're seriously concerned, and the problems continue, it's important to talk to someone about it.  The sooner you know what you're dealing with, the sooner you can get on with your life and feel in control again. 

That's why Dementia Awareness Week  is all about opening up.  Anyone who's concerned about dementia should stop bottling it up and to talk to Alzheimer's Society.  

Dementia can happen to anyone and there's currently no cure.  It can strip you of your memory, your relationships and your connection to the world you love, leaving you feeling isolated and alone.

At Alzheimer's Society, the belief is that life doesn't end when dementia begins, and they do everything they can to help people living with dementia hold onto their lives and the things they love for longer.

The word dementia describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. Dementia is caused when the brain is damaged by diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease or a series of strokes.

You might be interested to know there is a Dementia Support group here in North Devon called Barnstaple Dementia Action Alliance......... click here to get more information on how they can help. 

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