According to research, over 850,000 people in the United Kingdom have dementia; this figure is estimated to rise to 1 million in 2025. Dementia Awareness Week is an opportunity to raise awareness of dementia and support sufferers and their families.
Dementia is not a disease. Dementia is a term given to a group of symptoms from certain diseases which affect the brain. Alzheimer's is the most common cause of dementia.
The Dementia Awareness Open Day at Romford Care Centre will incorporate a plethora of informative talks and interactive sessions, including chair exercises, Namaste Relaxation sessions and crime prevention talks.
In conjunction with our talks regarding Lasting Powers of Attorney, other guests will also be present, including the Mayor of Havering Cllr Philippa Crowder and Glenn Bassett, who leads music groups for people with dementia and learning difficulties.
Tours of the care centre will also be available throughout the day.