Saturday, 19 May 2018

Dementia Awareness Week

Next week is Dementia Awareness Week, running from 21st-27thMay. The week is dedicated to raising awareness and offering support to those suffering from dementia and their families, as well as pledging to create change in our communities. Dementia Awareness Week also highlights how people affected by dementia have the right to be treated equally and live the lives they want. The Hexham constituency is leading the way on making our communities welcoming places for people with memory problems thanks to the Tynedale Dementia Alliance. Earlier this year was the official launch of Dementia Friendly Hexham, which aims to help local businesses to better meet the needs of customers with dementia, and the Adapt Cafe in Hexham is the home of the Hexham Memory Cafe.

It is so important to ensure that dementia sufferers are able to remain and feel a part of the local community. I would encourage you to find out more about the Tynedale Dementia Alliance this Dementia Awareness Week and support the excellent work that they do.