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Dementia Awareness Week 2017

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5 things you should know about dementia

1. Dementia is not a natural part of ageing - Over 40,000 people under 65 in the UK have dementia.

2. Dementia is caused by diseases of the brain - Dementia is not usually passed down through genes.

3. Dementia is not just about losing your memory - Dementia can affect the way people think, speak, perceive things, feel and behave.

4. People can still live well with dementia - Although there is no cure for dementia, scientists and researchers are working hard to find one.

5. It is possible to find support - Alzheimer’s Society is here for anyone affected by dementia – wherever they are, whatever they’re going through.

Farnham Dementia Action Alliance has arranged a week of activities, which are aimed at people living with dementia and those who want to find out more information about dementia (http://www.farnham.gov.uk/farnham-life/local-matters/farnham-dementia-action-alliance/news-and-events).

Let’s take on dementia together.

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