Dementia - don’t suffer in silence

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Residents who have concerns about dementia are encouraged to stop bottling it up as part of a national awareness week.

The Alzheimer’s Society in Doncaster is encouraging people who have concerns to speak up and find out more ahead of Dementia Awareness Week that takes place from May 18 to 24.

Alzheimer’s Society Services Manager Liz Hopkinson, said:”Dementia has replaced cancer as the health condition people fear most. It is therefore no surprise that many people feel confused or even ashamed to talk about it.

“We all bury our heads in the sand from time to time but it is important to seek help. The sooner you know what you’re dealing with, the sooner you can get on with your life and feel in control again.

Information will be on offer at a Tea Dance on May 19 in the Doncaster Trades Club to celebrate Dementia Awareness Week. The event, that includes free buffet lunch, tombola and raffle. takes place from 12.30pm to 3.30pm.