Dementia Awareness Week

Dementia Awareness Week

20-09-2021P. PELLICER

Between Monday 20 September and Saturday 26 September, Age in Spain will be
sharing online content about dementia and the realities of living with the condition.
This coincides with World Alzheimer´s Day on 21 September.

Age in Spain is not a specialist dementia organisation, but the Dementia Awareness
Week is part of its mission to help older, English-speaking people in Spain live full
later lives. Dementia, is clearly a huge factor affecting their lives for some members
of the English-speaking community in Spain. Age in Spain has been fortunate to
draw on the professional expertise and personal insight of a wide range of individuals
who have written articles or recorded videos for the week.

• Dementia Awarenss Content can be found on our website at:
https://www.ageinspain.org/news

• And our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ageinspain/

• Age in Spain is also conducting a survey to understand more about the
challenges of living with dementia in Spain , to help it develop future
information resources and services: The survey is anonymous and should take
about 5 minutes to complete. Take the survey here.

Age in Spain Director, Helen Weir said,

“In the course of Age in Spain´s work we often come across people living with
dementia. They might be people who have dementia themselves, or those who are
caring for someone who has. Questions around dementia come up through our
residency work as well as our Casework service, where we help people who are in
particularly difficult situations. These questions show just how the realities of living
with dementia can be exacerbated by living in a different country, perhaps with a
language barrier and where the cultural perspectives and support systems are
different.”

Important : As it says on the tin, the purpose of the week is to raise awareness. If
you are currently facing urgent issues relating to dementia we urge you to seek help
through your doctor, local social services or local voluntary organisations.

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