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Monday, May 20, 2013

Dementia Awareness Week 2013 Ruth Jones


Dementia Awareness Week is 19-25 May 2013. The theme for this year's campaign is talking.

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Dementia Awareness Week
Worrying changes nothing. Talking changes everything. Ruth Jones tells us why she thinks it's important to talk about Dementia Awareness Week.

We're all living longer. That means we're all facing a higher risk of one day developing dementia. It may be you. Or it may be someone in your family.

But what can you do about it? How do you recognise the signs? And how will you cope if you or someone you love develops dementia? One thing's certain. The more we know about dementia, the more prepared we'll be to face it.

Dementia Awareness Week is 19-25 May 2013. The theme for this year's campaign is talking, and there will be activities and events across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

There are lots of ways you can get involved -- from taking part in an event, to throwing a tea party, to joining the conversation on Twitter using #TalkDementia.

To check out what's going on near you, contact your local office or follow your local Facebook and Twitter accounts.

There will also be lots going on online, so make sure to visit http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/talkdeme during the week.





Alzheimer's Society is the leading support and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers.

There are 800,000 people with dementia in the UK with numbers set to rise to one million by 2021.

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