Category Archives: crochet

Becoming a dementia friend

Last December I attended a Dementia Friends session. These free dementia awareness sessions, organised by the Alzheimer’s Society, teach you a little bit about what it’s like to live with the disease and what steps you can take to make your community more dementia friendly.

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United against dementia

It’s Dementia Awareness Week and the Alzheimer’s Society is asking everyone across the UK to unite against this cruel disease.  Earlier this week I wrote about the lack of awareness about this disease. Today, I’m sharing my experience as a carer.

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Carers in Macclesfield launched a project to knit a mile-long scarf to raise awareness of dementia

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We need to talk openly about dementia

May 14-20 is dementia awareness week, something very close to my heart. I’ll be publishing two more blog posts during the week. If you read this post first, you’ll understand why raising awareness is so important to me.

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The forget-me-not – symbol of the dementia community

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