There are 800,000 people with dementia in the UK with numbers set to rise to over 1 million by 2021, this will soar to 1.7 million by 2050. One in three people over 65 will die with dementia. So the liklihood is, that it will affect one of us, someone we know or love is high.
Being on placement at the Forget-me-Not centre in Swindon and early-onset dementia day centre has opened my eyes to the effects that dementia has on people's lives, not just for the person who has it but for the famillies and friends. I have been truly inspired by the clients at the centre.The aim of the Forget-me-not centre is to create a culture of hope, recovery and an expectation of quality of life. This is achieved by ensuring that clients autonomy, self-determination and respect is central to every activity and interaction. ''Occupation for health'' is their underpinning philosophy. ''Occupation' is how they spenmd their time and what they do in life. This has a direct impact on health, quality of life and happiness.
Thank you for supporting me to take part in my 10 mile Memory Walk this year and raise much needed funds for Alzheimer's Society.
All of the money I raise will help support people living with dementia and their families, so your donation will make a huge difference.
If I can raise just £50 then that will pay for someone with dementia to go to weekly Dementia Café sessions for a month, where they can meet others, share experiences and feel less isolated.
Thank you friends :)Lil xxx