The Alzheimer’s Society at Foyle celebrated Dementia Awareness Week with a host of events culminating with a Tea Party at the White Horse Hotel.
The week aimed to raise awareness while encouraging people to get talking about dementia. The week also allowed the Alzheimer’s Society to continue to lobby and campaign for diagnosis and development, provision and access to services for people with dementia, their families and carers.
Great fun was had by more than 50 participants and guests, including the Mayor of Derry Alderman Maurice Devenney and the Mayor of Limavady Alderman Sean McGlinchey, participated in activities ranging from live music, dancing and refreshments.
A representative from the Alzheimer’s Society at Foyle explained that Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe a collection of symptoms that affect the brain and leads to the loss of ability to think, learn, reason and remember.
“The Society’s vision is of a radically improved world for people with dementia, a world where they have their rights recognised and where they can live with dignity, free from discrimination,” the spokesperson added.