Dementia Awareness Week (TM) 2012 (20th May-26th May). ‘Remember the Person’

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 NursingYouGov, the Same Difference site, We Are Camden, the Parkinson’s UK website. There are numerous other sites which are raising awareness:-

Age UK

Alzheimer Scotland

Back Pain Blog

Beamish Museum

Bury Council

Cambridgeshire Net

Care Industry News

Chelmsford Weekly News

Cleethorpes People

Cumbria Crack

Dementia Adventure

Dementia Somerset

Derbyshire Council

Devon Life

Edu Buzz

Essex Dementia Care

Fieldings Porter Solicitor

Get Reading

Help Direct

Here For the City

Home Instead

The Kirbymoorside Town Blog

The Liverpool Echo

Lyons Davidson Solicitors

Mature Times

The Metro

Minster FM

Mix 96

Mosaic Media Training

Network Yarmouth

NCC Home Learning

Norfolk County Council

Patient.co.uk

Peak FM

Postcode Gazette

Radio Jackie

Reading Borough Council

Retirement Directory

Ridings

Right at Home

Rochdale Online

Shetlands Arts

Signature Care Homes

Suffolk Libraries

Surrey County Council

The Best of Bolton

The Partnership in Care

The Road to Skye

The Star

The University of Bradford

TLC Homecare

Warren Care

The Watford Observer

Wave 96.5 FM

WRVS

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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