Dementia can affect anyone at any age and currently there is no cure. Dementia affects your ability to connect to the world due to loss of memory and confusion, it can make you feel very alone and frightened.
This week is an opportunity to raise awareness about Dementia and to offer help to those who need it.
At the L&D we organised a Tea Party for dementia patients. The tea party was open to all patients and we hoped to also raise awareness of dementia, it was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone.
We have also launched a Dementia Care Project to support patients with dementia. It will encourage them to stay as active and independent as possible even though they are in hospital. The aim is to aid recovery and be well enough to go home rather than a nursing home. If you would like to find out more about this project and how you can support it please see our fundraising pages.
There is also plenty of help available to assist people living alone and help them remain independent as long as possible, please see the Alzheimer’s Society website for help and support.