Dementia Awareness week activities
Staff, carers and service users from Home Care Solutions raised £365 for the Alzheimer’s Society through the event at Emerson Valley Community Centre, Milton Keynes on Sunday (19 May 2013.).
Visitors to the open day enjoyed a variety of activities including a barbeque, face painting, a piñata, bric-a-brac, tombola and a raffle. There was also a performance by a local choir, and sketches by a local theatre group.
Sarah Stephenson, Managing Director at Home Care Solutions, said: “Dementia is a debilitating and degenerative disease which sadly reduces a service users’ memory, language skills, mental agility, understanding and judgement.
“Unfortunately more and more people are being diagnosed with the disease, yet very little is known about its causes and as yet there is no cure.
“By holding an open day and supporting Dementia Awareness Week, our aim was to get people talking about the disease while raising money for the Alzheimer’s Society at the same time.
“The Society does fantastic work researching the illness and supporting sufferers and their families.
“Overall the day was a fantastic success, enjoyed by staff members, service users and their friends and family.”