Dementia Awareness Week

Dementia Awareness Week

Dementia Awareness WeekWe will be supporting the Alzheimer’s Society’s annual ‘Dementia Awareness Week’ from 17th to 23rd May 2015.

We are holding some events for anyone who has Dementia or knows someone that is suffering from the condition.

Dementia Awareness Week events

  • Making Space’s are holding a drop-in event at Queensgate Market in Huddersfield, 10am to 4pm, on Monday 18th May 2015. They will be promoting local services.
  • The Safe Places scheme are holding an open event at ASDA, Bradford Road, Huddersfield on Thursday 21st May 2015 between 10.30am and 12.30pm.  They will be giving out information on how people can join the scheme.
  • Homestead Day Opportunities are inviting people to come look round and see what support is available on Tuesday 19th May 2015.

Become a Dementia Friend

Dementia Friends want more people to understand the condition. It makes such a huge difference to people with dementia if those around them know what dementia is and how it might affect them.

If you’d like to support Dementia Friends – pop down to Queesngate Market on Monday 8th May 2015, 11am to 12 noon at Queensgate Market in Huddersfield or visit their Dementia Friends website

Cllr Viv Kendrick, Kirklees Council Cabinet Member for Health, Wellbeing and Communities said: “This year it is predicted that there will be 850,000 people with dementia in the UK, with numbers set to rise to 1 million in ten years’ time. By celebrating Dementia Awareness Week we aim to give people more information and therefore more control over the condition and this will go some way towards limiting its effects.”

Find our more

For more information about services, activities and support for people living with Dementia and their carers visit our Dementia webpage

If you are worried about your memory, or are concerned about someone you know – please call your doctor or contact Kirklees.DementiaService@makingspace.co.uk.

Help is also available from Gateway to care on 01484 414933, email gatewaytocare@kirklees.gov.uk, where trained staff will put you in touch with people who can help and support you.

 

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