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Swayne Johnson Solicitors Take Part in Dementia Awareness Week

Posted on 23 May 2014

Staff at Swayne Johnson Solicitors North Wales recently attended a dementia awareness session with the Alzheimer’s Society, during Dementia Awareness Week.

The Alzheimer’s Society are aiming to raise awareness of dementia and how we can all assist people living with dementia in different ways.  The Society is aiming to have 1m “Dementia Friends” by 2015.

Kayleigh Lloyd from the Alzheimer’s Society delivered a powerful and thought provoking session, explaining that there were one hundred different types of dementia including vascular dementia, alzheimers and korsokoff syndrome.  We were interested to learn that dementia affects one in three people over the age of 65.  The overriding theme of the session was to show that it is possible to live well with dementia, with support and understanding.

The session helped staff at Swayne Johnson in various ways, as we deal with people living with dementia on a regular basis, and their carers.  The key themes arising out of the session were that:

• Dementia is not a natural part of ageing
• It is caused by diseases of the brain
• It isn’t just about losing memory
• It is possible to live well with dementia
• There is more to the person that the dementia

Swayne Johnson would like to thank the Alzheimer’s Society and Kayleigh for delivering a great session on dementia helping to train our staff on this important issue that can affect so many of us.

As part of Dementia Awareness Week staff have been taking part in fundraising for the Alzheimer’s Society and Swayne Johnson Solicitors have sent a donation to the Society to thank them for their training.

Dementia Awareness week takes place between the 18th and 24th May this year and aims to educate everyone about the issues surrounding dementia and help them to access the support they need.

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