World Health Organisation publishes guidelines on how to try and avoid developing Dementia
This week, on the eve of the Alzheimer’s Society’s national Dementia Action Week 2019 (which takes place Monday 21 May to Friday 24 May), the World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued some guidelines (summarised neatly in this BBC News article) as to the steps which individuals could take to potentially reduce the risk of developing dementia.
However, to emphasise the point that dementia is a disease which can affect anyone, whether you follow the WHO guidelines or not, the ‘5 Key Messages’ of the Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends initiative are:
- Dementia is not a natural part of ageing
- Dementia is caused by diseases of the brain
- Dementia is not just about losing your memory – it can affect thinking, communicating and doing everyday tasks
- It is possible to live well with dementia
- There is more to the person than the dementia
Ben Saunders, the resident Dementia Friends Champion at HMG Law, can run a free Dementia Friends information session for you, your family, your club/society or your workplace colleagues.
Dementia Action Week 2019 will be the perfect time to book your free Dementia Friends information session. Please contact Ben Saunders by calling 01869 252 244 or by emailing email@example.com.