I have personal experience of dementia, having provided respite care
for my mother, who had Alzheimer’s disease. Sadly, she died in 2012
but I now want to help other families who may be going through a similar
situation. I have spoken about my mum's experiences in Parliament and will be running in her memory on 18th May.
I have joined forces with the Alzheimer’s Society and Oldham Council’s Dementia Partnership to help make Oldham a dementia-friendly community, a place where people with dementia are understood, respected, supported and confident that they can contribute to community life.Along with the Alzheimer’s Society, Oldham Council, and the local community, I attended the event ‘Building Dementia Friendly Oldham: A Call to Action’ at the end of February this year to learn more about the disease and how to improve the lives of those living with the condition locally.
I am already a Dementia Friend and trained in April to become a Dementia
Friends Champion, enabling me to run dementia friends sessions in Oldham and Parliament!
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