Dementia Awareness Week

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A Dementia Awareness Week event is taking place on Wednesday, 18 May, 10am– 2pm
at Chiswick Library

Find out about local services available in the London Borough of Hounslow for people living with Dementia. Members of the Alzheimer’s Society will be on hand to offer information and advice, so drop in anytime for a chat or pick up a free leaflet.

A report by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman has found that people are being unsafely discharged from hospital with devastating consequences. The Alzheimer's Society can offer support and advice as well as all the latest research news.

On Monday 16 May and Wednesday 18 May, from 10am – 3pm, West Middlesex’s Dementia Nurses and Dementia Champions will be running information stands to help raise awareness of the condition and to share specialist advice, as well as provide useful information on other local community support groups.

The Chelsea and Westminster Hospital’s Dementia Nurses and Dementia Champions will also be running a similar information stand on Thursday 19 May and Friday 20 May, from 10am – 3pm.

Cathy McCann, Critical Care Lead Specialist Nurse at West Middlesex said: “A large proportion of people with dementia go undiagnosed because people are unaware of the condition and what can be done to manage it. At any given time around half of all inpatients at our hospital will be older people, aged 75 and above, and we would typically expect half of these to have dementia/delirium or both. This is why we are holding our two information stands – we want to raise as much awareness as possible and help the public, patients and carers with any advice or support they might need. ”

May 16, 2016

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