Dementia awareness week, May 2012

21-27 May 2012 is Dementia Awareness Week. It is a great opportunity to increase understanding of dementia and to get people to remember that there’s more to a person than the dementia.

As part of the week the Alzheimer’s Society have created the video below ‘Five things you should know about dementia’.

5 Things you should know about dementia via the Alzheimer’s Society website

  1. Dementia is not a natural part of ageing
  2. Dementia is caused by diseases of the brain
  3. It’s not just about losing your memory
  4. It’s possible to live well with dementia
  5. There’s more to a person than the dementia