It’s not too late, take ac­tion on de­men­tia

Western Mail - - WM2 -

I WANT to thank ev­ery­one in Wales who united with us dur­ing De­men­tia Ac­tion Week (May 21-27) to help the 45,000 peo­ple with the con­di­tion in Wales.

Lo­cal high­lights in­cluded a week of de­men­tia-friendly Cardiff events, a Voices United Against De­men­tia “flash­mob” in Gwent, li­braries from north to south held drop-in ses­sions for the pub­lic and Alzheimer’s So­ci­ety’s De­men­tia Com­mu­nity Road­show vis­ited Barry Is­land over the bank hol­i­day, on hand to take ques­tions about de­men­tia from hol­i­day­mak­ers.

There is still much work to do. Dur­ing the week new Alzheimer’s So­ci­ety re­search revealed that more than half (56%) of peo­ple in Wales say de­men­tia is their 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 Wales. Visit alzheimers. org.uk to find out about the in­for­ma­tion and sup­port we pro­vide, and how you can get in­volved and make a dif­fer­ence. Sue Phelps Country Di­rec­tor Alzheimer’s So­ci­ety Cymru Cardiff

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