Dementia Awareness Week 14th – 20th May

Next week is #DementiaAwarenessWeek in the UK.

The Meadows is a Dementia Friendly Shopping Centre, which means that our Centre Management Team and selected retail store staff are trained on how to be aware of, accommodate and help visiting customers with dementia.

As part of the nationwide event schedule to support Dementia Awareness Week, Chelmsford Cathedral will be welcoming the local ‘Singing for the Brain’ group to perform a special concert on 18th May from 2pm – 4pm. Singing for the Brain is a service provided by Alzheimer’s Society that uses singing to bring people together in a stimulating environment.

There are currently 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK, with numbers set to rise to over 1 million by 2025 so it is increasingly touching all of our lives. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia, affecting 62 per cent of those diagnosed.

For more information on Dementia Awareness Week and how you can support visit www.alzheimers.org.uk/info/20167/dementia_awareness_week