Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Scintilla Cricket Club support Dementia Awareness Week

Essex County Cricket League Premier Division champions Scintilla CC are supporting Dementia Awareness Week.

The team posed for a picture with their Dementia Friends badges and information leaflets.

Club captain Ahmed Choudhury said: "Dementia affects young and old alike. With love and support people can lead happy, fruitful lives. We are very happy to support Dementia Awareness Week and help make a difference to the lives of people living with dementia."

The Alzheimer’s Society believe passionately that life doesn’t end when dementia begins - that it’s possible to hold on to your life and to do and experience new things. That’s why the Society is encouraging all supporters to do something new during Dementia Awareness Week.

Aspirational or ordinary, well wishers are requested to do something new to help spread the word that life doesn’t end when dementia begins.

Marathon sessions.

This Friday the first ever 24 hour marathon of back-to-back Dementia Friends Information Sessions will be taking place. From 10am Friday 22 May to 10am Saturday 23 May, Dementia Friends Champions across the country will be running Information Sessions, including throughout the night and the early hours of the morning! If you're not a Dementia Friend yet, why not book on one of the Sessions!

Become a Dementia Friend or Champion.

Do something new and become a Dementia Friend for Dementia Awareness Week, if you aren't one already! A Dementia Friend learns a little bit more about what it's like to live with dementia and then turns that understanding into action. From helping someone to find the right bus to spreading the word about dementia on social media, every action counts. 


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