#DementiaActionWeek Question 1

What is dementia, how many types are there and does everyone get affected in the same way? Dementia is not a specific disease. Dementia¬†is an umbrella term that describes a group of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills that are severe enough to reduce a person’s ability to perform everydayContinue reading “#DementiaActionWeek Question 1”

Kim and Philomena’s Story

Being diagnosed with dementia is something that a family would always remember. Philomena was diagnosed with dementia 17th February 2016 – a date that her family would never forget. She currently lives alone with the support of her¬†Home Instead carers, and her two daughters to help her with her medication, ironing, shopping and meal preparation.Continue reading “Kim and Philomena’s Story”

7 Days Until Dementia Action Week

It’s one week until #DementiaActionWeek and the Alzheimer’s Society have organised activities in Watford from 20th-26th May. The aim of this week is to unite people, workplaces, schools an communities to take action and improve the lives of people living with dementia. Together with Watford Council, the Alzheimer’s Society have lots of interesting and funContinue reading “7 Days Until Dementia Action Week”

Letchworth group attendee wins gold!

Iris Hornsey, a wife and carer for Ken, became world champion at the World Indoor Masters Track and Field Championships. The event held in Torun, Poland saw Iris gain a bronze medal for Women 75+ 400 meters category in the time of 1:24:16. As well as gaining a bronze medal she also gained two goldContinue reading “Letchworth group attendee wins gold!”