Did you know it’s Dementia Awareness Week
on 17- 24th May?
The event is organised each year by the Alzheimer’s Society to raise the public profile of those affected by dementia and of course do plenty of much needed fund-raising.
The theme this year is #Do Something New!
“At Alzheimer’s Society, we believe that life doesn’t end when dementia begins, and we do everything we can to help people living with dementia hold onto their lives and the things they love for longer.
We also believe it’s possible to do new things and have new experiences, too. And that’s what this year’s Dementia Awareness Week is all about.”
So we are all being set a challenge…
‘Can you ‘do something new’?
It could be something as simple as trying a new food you’ve never eaten before to fulfilling a lifelong ambition, like running a marathon!! If you need a few ideas, click here for the society’s list of suggestions but remember the sky’s the limit!
And do take a look at the website where they share the #Do Something New stories of 3 of their supporters who haven’t let dementia get in the way of following their dreams and finding fulfilment. Ken, Margaret and Ian’s stories are truly inspirational so take a peep!
Great! Be sure to have fun…and don’t be afraid to share ‘your something new’ on social media using the hashtags #DoSomethingNew and #DAW2015. You might just inspire a few others!