Queen Camel Medical Centre

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Dementia Action Week is 16-21 May

During April some free Dementia Friends awareness sessions are being offered in Queen Camel.

In the UK one person develops dementia every three minutes. It turns lives upside-down and there is no cure. Almost everyone knows someone whose life has become affected. Many people living with dementia are often isolated and do not feel part of their local community.

The term dementia covers a range of different brain disorders that trigger a loss of brain function. It affects people in different ways, but it’s a condition that progressively gets worse.

As well as problems with memory, symptoms can include feeling confused, having difficulty thinking things through and following conversations, which impacts on a range of everyday activities, from socialising to shopping.

You are invited to become a Dementia Friend by attending any one of a number of free sessions being offered in Queen Camel at different days, times and venues to suit your availability, leading up to Dementia Action Week.

Each session lasts an hour and raises awareness and understanding of the problems that dementia can cause. They are open to absolutely anyone and everyone, of all ages, in Queen Camel. No need to book in – just come along to a session that suits you!

For more information call 07508054866.


DATE                             TIME                       VENUE

Thursday 7 April          4.00 – 5.00pm         The Willows Day Centre @ The Old School


Tuesday 13 April          10.30 – 12 noon      Village Hall Coffee morning – Alzheimer’s Society stand with information & advice


Wednesday 20 April    10.30 –11.30am       Cleaveside Community Lounge, Cleaveside Close


Monday 25 April          2.00 – 3.00pm         St Barnabas’ Church


Saturday 30 April         10.30-11.30am        The Willows Day Centre @ The Old School is holding an open day from 10am until 2pm so come and look around and meet the team. Dementia Friends session from 10.30-11.30am.


Wednesday 4 May      7.30-8.30pm            Open Pathway Retreat Centre, Laurel Lane


Wednesday 18 May     2.00 – 4.30pm         Open Pathway Retreat Centre, Laurel Lane – For people with dementia and their family members/carers – enjoy a cream tea and a wander around the garden