Dementia Friends
Dementia Friends
yesterday at 10:00. Facebook
'My name is Alex Preston and I am 57 years old. I consider myself to be living well with young onset Alzheimer’s disease.'

Become a Dementia Friend to find out how dementia affects Alex and how he continues to pursue his many hobbies. It is important to remember that there is more to a person than the dementia.

Find out more: [ Ow.ly Link ]
My name is Alex Preston and I am 57 years old I
Dementia Friends
Dementia Friends
05/27/2017 at 09:00. Facebook
8 Year old Dementia Ella has come up with a great action to help support people affected by dementia. Having a conversation with somebody can provide so much joy.

Become a Dementia Friend and find out how you can help through small but effective actions - [ Ow.ly Link ]
8 Year old Dementia Ella has come up with a great action
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Dementia Friends
Dementia Friends
05/26/2017 at 09:00. Facebook
'Before my grandmother developed dementia, she was the most confident person that I have ever known.'

Hanna talks about her grandmother’s diagnosis, her involvement with Alzheimer’s Society and why dementia shouldn’t be a taboo. Read Hanna's story - [ Ow.ly Link ]
Before my grandmother developed dementia she was the most confident person that

Hanna’s story: ‘Before my grandmother developed dementia…’ - Alzheimer's Society blog

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Dementia Friends
Dementia Friends
05/24/2017 at 11:07. Facebook
'The dementia tax refers to the enormous injustice in the care system for people with dementia'.

People with dementia are forced to spend hundreds of thousands on care. This is our time to take action and ensure that no one has to pay catastrophic costs for their care. Read more: [ Ow.ly Link ]
The dementia tax refers to the enormous injustice in the care system

Did someone say dementia tax? - Alzheimer's Society blog

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Dementia Friends
Dementia Friends
05/23/2017 at 16:30. Facebook
225,000 people will develop dementia this year, that’s one every three minutes!

It is vital that we all unite against dementia by showing our support to the thousands of people affected. By becoming a Dementia Friend you can learn more about what it is like to live with dementia and how to turn that understanding into action.

It’s really easy to do: [ Ow.ly Link ]
225000 people will develop dementia this year that’s one every three minutes

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Talking Point is Alzheimer's Society's online community for anyone affected by dementia.

This is a great space for you to ask for advice, share information, join in discussions and feel supported in a close knit community with many members.
Talking Point is Alzheimer's Society's online community for anyone affected by dementia

Talking Point

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Alex, Teresa and Emma talk us through their experience living with dementia in our brand new Dementia Friends video.

Find out how dementia affects thousands of people in the UK and how you can show your support through small but effective actions. View the full video by becoming a Dementia Friend - [ Ow.ly Link ]
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Did you get a chance to read Alex's personal experience living with dementia?

"Even though I knew what the memory clinic did, my diagnosis still came as a massive shock. I didn’t want to believe it, and many tears were shed by Susan and me. However, it was also a relief because I finally had an answer."

Read Alex's full blog post - [ Ow.ly Link ]
Did you get a chance to read Alex's personal experience living with dementia

Alex’s story: ‘I refuse to hide away and will defend my right to be recognised and treated with respect’ - Alzheimer's Society blog

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If you have a little time to spare this Saturday morning why not become a Dementia Friend!

Spend just 5 minutes of your morning learning 5 key messages about dementia and the many ways you can help support the fight against this disease.

Become a Dementia Friend: [ Ow.ly Link ]
If you have a little time to spare this Saturday morning why not become a Dementia Friend
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7 Year old Dementia Friend River has come up with a perfect action! A cup of tea can help in many ways! #DAW2017

Whether you choose to keep someone company or perhaps being a little more patient on your commute to work, any small action can help those affected by dementia.

Join River by becoming a #DementiaFriend and take action this #DementiaAwarenessWeek: [ Ow.ly Link ]
7 Year old Dementia Friend River has come up with a perfect
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The general election is fast approaching!

'No one can be prevented from voting just because they have dementia, and it is important we send this message far and wide to ensure that people with dementia have an equal voice in their communities up and down the country.'

The deadline to register is fast approaching and you must register to vote by 11.59pm on Monday 22 May.
The general election is fast approaching

Dementia doesn’t change your right to vote on June 8 - Alzheimer's Society blog

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As part of Dementia Awareness Week, the national organisations that represent emergency services across the UK have joined together to sign an emergency services joint pledge to work towards becoming dementia friendly across the main emergency services. Rob Burley, Director of Campaigns and Partnerships at Alzheimer's Society, says:

"All individuals, organisations and communities have a part...
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As part of Dementia Awareness Week the national organisations that represent emergency
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Teresa has many hobbies such as taking part in Tai-Chi and keeping fit at the gym. But most of all she loves spending time with her granddaughter!

There is more to a person than the dementia. Take action this Dementia Awareness Week and become a Dementia Friend to find out how Teresa lives well with dementia: [ Ow.ly Link ]
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Teresa has many hobbies such as taking part in TaiChi and keeping

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Alzheimer's Society Annual Conference 2017 has kicked off to a great start today!

The conference will be bringing together the health, social care, research and policy communities to discuss how best to improve the quality of life for people affected by dementia.

It will unveil the findings of our biggest ever conversation with people affected by dementia. And explore in greater depth what...
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Alzheimer's Society Annual Conference 2017 has kicked off to a great start today
You can make and share your very own personalised image to show that you are #UnitedAgainstDementia this Dementia Awareness Week. Create your image now: [ Ow.ly Link ] #DAW2017
You can make and share your very own personalised image to show
There are 100s of Dementia Friends Sessions taking place this week across England and Wales for #DAW2017. The friendly and interactive Sessions are a great way to learn more about dementia and find out ways you can support people affected by dementia.

Find your nearest Session: [ Ow.ly Link ]
There are 100s of Dementia Friends Sessions taking place this week across
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Diana Nevin
Angela Brown
Be #UnitedAgainstDementia this Dementia Awareness Week by adding our new Twibbon to your social media profiles!

A quick and simple 1 minute action that can create a great amount of awareness for people affected by dementia. #DAW2017
Be UnitedAgainstDementia this Dementia Awareness Week by adding our new Twibbon to

Unite against dementia

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No one should be forced to decide between supporting their parents and funding day-to-day life for themselves.

Joan, whose parents both live in a care home, is terrified of the future. She’s calculated that all of her parents’ savings combined with the sale of their bungalow will only pay for another four and a half years of care. #DAW2017

Read more: [ Ow.ly Link ]
No one should be forced to decide between supporting their parents and

Impossible cost: Dementia care bill would take 125 years to save for - Alzheimer's Society blog

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Shona Louise Ritchie
Tracy Bernasconi
Meet Alex, Teresa and Emma, the stars in our brand new Dementia Friends video.

Playing guitar, Tai Chi, meeting friends - we learn how there's more to a person than the dementia. We are taken through their experiences living with dementia and how we can all help show our support through small actions. #DAW2017

To view the full video become a Dementia Friend by visiting [ Bit.ly Link ]
Dementia Awareness Week has arrived! What will you be doing to help raise awareness?

There are 850,000 people with dementia in the UK. Why not take action today and become a Dementia Friend to show your support! #DAW2017

Find out more: [ Ow.ly Link ]
Dementia Awareness Week has arrived What will you be doing to help raise awareness

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