This week is Dementia Awareness Week (TM) 2012. This was established by the Alzheimer’s Society to raise awareness of Dementia. The Alzheimer’s Society have produced a special video (above) to help raise awareness which is accompanied by a downloadable PDF booklet. The theme of Dementia Awareness Week (TM) 2012 is ‘Remember the Person’. The Alzheimer’s Society has also produced several other videos to mark this week.
Clarice’s story tells the story of Clarice who has dementia. Clarice worked as a nurse in the prison service and has six children.
Caroline’ story tells the story of Caroline who was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease. Caroline worked with the BBC as a musician.
Actress Carey Mulligan talks about her grandmother who was diagnosed with Dementia
There is a very nice page here which shows you how to get involved if you have 30 seconds of time, 1 minute of time, 2 minutes of time or 5 minutes of time to support Dementia Awareness Week (TM).
In the online media there are articles in the Huffington Post, The Guardian, the BBC as well as the Saga website (sponsors), the Royal College of Nursing, YouGov, the Same Difference site, We Are Camden, the Parkinson’s UK website. There are numerous other sites which are raising awareness:-
The sites above show that there has been a remarkable response to the Alzheimers Society Dementia Awareness Week 2012 campaign which has also spread internationally.
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