Dementia aware

ALZHEIMER’S Society Fenland is encouraging people to get talking about dementia during a special awareness week from May 20 to 26.

Come along to an awareness event on May 22 from 10am to 1pm at March Library to obtain information, talk to professionals and find out what support your local Alzheimer’s Society can offer.

Tina Kierman Locality Manager for Cambridgeshire said: “We need to tackle the misunderstanding surrounding dementia if we are to ensure people with dementia are treated with the dignity and respect they deserve.

This event is a great opportunity to spend some time, whether you have five minutes or half an hour, to learn a bit more about dementia.”

The Society is hoping local businesses and individuals will hold their own fundraising events during the week to raise money for people with dementia and their carers.

There are over 800,000 people in the UK with dementia and over 1,200 in Fenland.