It’s not too late to take ac­tion

Harefield Gazette - - YOUR SAY -

I WANT to thank ev­ery­one in Lon­don who united with us dur­ing De­men­tia Ac­tion Week (21 – 27 May) to help the 72,000 peo­ple with the con­di­tion in our city.

We saw the Mayor of Lon­don, Sadiq Khan, pledge to make Lon­don the world’s first ‘de­men­ti­afriendly’ cap­i­tal city where peo­ple af­fected by de­men­tia – no mat­ter who they are or where they live – are able to live well with the con­di­tion and en­joy all that Lon­don has to of­fer. There is still much work to do. New Alzheimer’s So­ci­ety re­search shows that for 50% of peo­ple in Lon­don, de­men­tia is the great­est con­cern for old age. We know that too many peo­ple face the con­di­tion alone, with­out ad­e­quate sup­port.

If you missed out dur­ing the week, it’s not too late to take ac­tion on de­men­tia in Lon­don. Visit alzheimers.org.uk/ de­men­tia friendly lon­don to find out how you can get in­volved and make a dif­fer­ence. Linda O’Sul­li­van Head of Re­gion, Lon­don Alzheimer’s So­ci­ety

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