Supporting people with dementia

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This week is Dementia Awareness Week.

Did your readers know that there are around 850,000 people with dementia in the UK?

Or that an estimated 225,000 people will develop dementia this year alone?

Incredibly, that’s one person every three minutes.

Your readers may have seen recent media reports which suggest that people are delaying getting dementia diagnoses because they are afraid it may signal the end of their lives.

This is completely understandable but I’d like to reassure your readers that there is support out there.

I work for Revitalise, an incredible national charity providing respite holidays for disabled people and their carers. We also provide support for people affected by dementia and their carers through our special Alzheimer’s Weeks.

We understand just how hard it can be for carers to hand over the care of their loved ones to others, and how this can prevent them from taking much-needed respite.

That’s why our Alzheimer’s Weeks do not separate carers from their loved ones, but instead enable them to spend quality time together.

For more information about our innovative Alzheimer’s Weeks and to find to how you can support out vital work, please visit: www.revitalise.org.uk or call 0303 3030145.

Stephanie Stone

Revitalise. www.revitalise.org.uk