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Spreading word on dementia

Posted onPosted on 30th Jun
Spreading word on dementia

An information bus rolled into County Hall in West Bridgford to raise awareness on dementia amongst local residents and Nottinghamshire County Council employees.

Alzheimer’s Society employees were on hand to offer advice and information on dementia, including the help and support there is available in Nottinghamshire.

The Council is supporting the Dementia Friends campaign run in conjunction with Public Health England and the Alzheimer’s Society, which aims to improve awareness and understanding of dementia for the benefit of people living with the disease.

Dementia is one of the biggest health issues facing the country, and there are an estimated 10,945 people in Nottinghamshire with the disease, while one in three people who live over the age of 65 will develop dementia.

People can live well, and independently, with dementia though for many years with a little kindness and support from those around them.

Counc Muriel Weisz, Chair of Nottinghamshire County Council’s Adult Social Care and Health Committee and a Dementia Friend said: “The information bus is one of the many ways that the Alzheimer’s Society is using to spread the word about the impact of dementia and the help available to those living with the disease and their families.

“Becoming a Dementia Friend is a really simple thing that everyone should do to help us start building a more dementia friendly society.”

Anyone can register as a Dementia Friend, either by attending a 45-minute information session, or now, by watching and interacting with an online video at