Living Well with Dementia for Dementia Awareness Week 2017

The Dumfries and Nithsdale Health and Social Care team have joined up with Alzheimer Scotland DG to hold awareness sessions in Dumfries on Tuesday 30th May, between 10.30am and 2.30pm at St George’s Church Hall, Dumfries and in Kelloholm on Wednesday 31st May between 1pm and 3pm at Building Healthy Communities, Nith Buildings, Kelloholm  to mark Dementia Awareness Week.

Lindsay Murdoch, Community Link Worker with Dumfries and Nithsdale Health and Wellbeing Team said:

“These are free drop-in public events where there will be information on a variety of services. This will include health, social care, police, fire service and Alzheimer Scotland who can all help to support people with dementia and their Carers to live well. Refreshments and activities are also available including Arts and Crafts, Tai Chi, dealing with Internet fraud and bogus calls, Mindfulness and Dementia Champions.”

Billie Lockhart Community Health Development Worker with Building Healthy Communities in Upper Nithersdale said:

“In Nithsdale there are currently 595 individuals with a confirmed diagnosis of dementia.  It is estimated that by 2037, this figure could double due to our increasingly aging population.  Therefore, it is important to ensure those with the condition and those who care for them are informed and feel supported.”

Dementia Awareness Week (29th May-4th June)

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