Dementia Awareness Day to take place on Saturday September 17th

Posted on 13 September 2011

Dementia Awareness Day (DAD), which is designed to highlight the neurodegenerative condition suffered by many paying for care, is to take place on Saturday September 17th.

DAD has been arranged by Norman McNamara, who is living with early onset Alzheimer's disease and often blogs about his life with the condition.

Supporters are encouraged to sign up to the day's Facebook page which is called "Help set up a UK Dementia Awareness Day".

The aim of the page is to organise as many events as possible around the country, including a mass lantern lighting at night in memory of those lost to the condition.

Mr McNamara said: "Never before has Dementia been so much in the public eye, or in the media, as often as it is now. This day is to bring awareness and understanding of this disease which has hidden in the shadows for too long now."

According to the Alzheimer's society, one in three people over the age of 65 will die with dementia.

Posted by Tony Mynott

 

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