Current student events

Dementia Awareness

Date:
21 November 2017
Public event:
No
Time:
12.00PM - 1.00PM
Booking required:
Yes
Venue:
TBC
 
Contact information

Name: Emma Shaw
T: 01642 342267
E: occupationalhealth@tees.ac.uk


Become a Dementia Friend

According to the Alzheimer's Society there are around 850,000 people in the UK with dementia. One in 14 people over 65 will develop dementia and the condition affects 1 in 6 people over 80.

The number of people with dementia is increasing because people are living longer. It is estimated that by 2025, the number of people with dementia in the UK will have increased to around 1 million.

Dementia doesn’t care who you are, it could affect us all. Because public understanding is so poor, people with dementia often feel, and are, misunderstood, marginalised and isolated. This means that they’re less likely to be able to live independently in their own communities.

Dementia Friends aims to tackle this, transforming the way we think, act and talk about dementia through greater awareness. The session is provided by Brian Rowcroft, Dementia Friendly Middlesbrough Business Engagement Lead.

Places are limited so please book early should you wish to attend and become a Dementia Friend.

To reserve your place, please contact the Health & Safety Centre at occupationalhealth@tees.ac.uk

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