Be a game-changer for people with dementia in Northamptonshire

Dementia awareness has come a long way in the last few years and we’re seeing an increasing number of people coming to us asking what they can do to help. I’d like to let you know about two opportunities which won’t use up a lot of your time, but which could make a real difference to the 8000 people in Northamptonshire who are living with dementia. The first is GameChanger, which Alzheimer’s Society has recently launched alongside the University of Oxford. This aims to advance dementia research through the use…

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Unite against dementia at a Memory Walk this autumn

In a few days’ time, I’ll be tying my shoelaces and checking the weather forecast for Alzheimer’s Society’s biggest annual fundraiser. This year, Memory Walk aims to raise £9million nationally and bring together a total of 110,000 walkers across the generations. If you’ve not been to a Memory Walk before, I’d like to encourage you to unite against dementia and register for free at memorywalk.org.uk. Dementia devastates lives, but every pound raised through Memory Walk will help Alzheimer’s Society provide vital information and support, improve care, fund research and create…

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Questions About Dementia

Dementia is the 21st century’s biggest killer, with someone developing it every three minutes, yet a few years ago we didn’t talk about the condition with the frankness and openness that we do today. We’ve come a long way but too many are still facing dementia alone without adequate support. We urgently need to find a cure, improve care and offer help and understanding for people affected. Many of us still have questions and I’d like to take the opportunity to answer some of the most common ones people ask…

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