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In the community Dementia Awareness Week

This year, 15th-21st May was Dementia Awareness Week. The term ‘Dementia’ describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. It is caused when the brain is damaged by diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease or a series of strokes.

To show our support and to help raise awareness of dementia, we ran a ‘Memory Lane’ session for people living with the condition, organised a dementia information stand at the local market and took part in yarn-bombing Boston town centre. Our Memory Lane dementia group also contributed their own artwork to a mural in town near B&M which was installed during Dementia Awareness Week and funded by Lincolnshire County Council, Boston Borough Council, Boston Big Local and Witham Central and Carlton Road Neighbourhood Action Group.

Debbie Broadley, Healthy-Living Co-ordinator said: “Dementia can be really scary and because of that a lot of people put off getting a diagnosis or asking for help. Dementia Awareness Week is about saying it’s alright to talk about dementia.”

If you are worried about potential symptoms of dementia, including your own or someone else’s, you can contact the Alzheimer’s Society on 0300 222 1122 for more information.

If your circumstances change please get in touch with us - our Lifeline and support services may be able to help.

Call 0300 365 5000. 13

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