Alzheimer’s Society launch 2010 Dementia Awareness Week

Sunday 4th July sees the launch of Dementia Awareness Week by the Alzheimer’s Society, and the theme this year is ‘Remember the Person’. There are 750,000 people in the UK who suffer with dementia, and many more people with confusion and memory loss never receive a diagnosis. Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common form, but there are around 100 different types of dementia. As well as memory loss, sufferers may experience communication difficulties and display uninhibited and out of character behaviour.

The Alzheimer’s Society is asking people to recognise and remember the person behind the symptoms of dementia. Many people who are affected by the disease are able to enjoy a good quality of life: joining in activities, attending events and keeping in touch with family and friends, all part of being a unique individual.

If you would like more information about Dementia Awareness Week, please visit the Alzheimer’s Society website at http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/remembertheperson