Dementia Awareness Day

Beetham Nurseries, Milnthorpe
Wednesday 18th September
9.30am to 5pm

One in three people in the UK will develop Dementia.

Dementia is one of the biggest health challenges of our time. Families affected are often left feeling exhausted and overwhelmed and don’t know where to turn for help.

We are hosting another Dementia Awareness Day with Heron Hill Care Home at Beetham Nurseries where you can experience the Virtual Dementia Tour and learn from experts about what help is available in our community.

The HARRI bus will also be attending with FREE health checks, including blood pressure checks and promoting physical and mental health services.

Members of the Integrated Care Teams will also be joining us to help with information and to do blood pressure checks.

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The Virtual Dementia Tour gives a person with a healthy brain the experience of what dementia might be like.

It has enabled loved ones to give better support as they gain a better understanding of dementia.

It is a worldwide, scientifically and medically proven method of giving a person with a healthy brain an experience of what Dementia might be like. It allows people to enter the world of the person living with Dementia and understand which simple changes need to be made to their practice and environment to really improve lives of people living with dementia.

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Local support groups will be joining us and we have free information packs with lots of useful resources. Beetham Nurseries is also a very nice spot for refreshments! Our Home Instead Choir will also be singing with children from local primary schools.

We were really busy last year, so we would advise booking ahead on the Dementia Bus, so we can guarantee a slot for you!

Please call us on 01539 267220 for more information!

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