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Dementia Awareness Week 2015 (17-23 May)

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.

Media Enquiries

If you have a media enquiry please email pressenquiry@ldh.nhs.ukor call 01582 497 408 and we will get back to you. If you have a media enquiry out of hours (i.e. before 9am, after 5pm or at weekends) and it is urgent, please call the hospital switchboard on 01582 491 166 and ask to speak to the Duty Press Officer.

Communications enquiries
communications@ldh.nhs.uk or call 01582 497 408.

Communications team
Sarah Newby
Head of Communications:
Sarah.Newby@ldh.nhs.uk
Direct line: 01582 497 458
Working hours: 9am to 5pm, Mon – Wed only

Mariane Covington
Communications Manager/Press Officer
Mariane.Covington@ldh.nhs.uk
Direct line: 01582 497 408
Working hours: 9am to 5pm, Mon – Fri

Courteney Black
Internal and Digital Communications Officer
Courteney.Black@ldh.nhs.uk
Working hours: 9am to 5pm Mon – Fri