19 May 2016
Improving Dementia Awareness in Weston
It's Dementia Awareness Week and
the North Somerset memory service team has been improving local
understanding of dementia with a stand in the foyer of Weston
The information stand, which was supported by the Alzheimer's
Society and hospital volunteers, was an opportunity to inform more
local people about how the memory service can assess and diagnose
cognitive changes. The stand also promoted the Alzheimer's Society
and the Dementia Café at Weston General, which is run jointly by
Alliance and hospital volunteers.
North Somerset memory service manager Kay Stokes said, "It's
important for us to engage in community initiatives to improve
local people's acceptance, knowledge and understanding of dementia.
Activities like this are also an opportunity to maintain strong
working relationships with our voluntary sector colleagues."
Find out more about AWP's memory services on our
website or for more information about dementia and Dementia
Awareness Week visit the Alzheimer's Society website.