Dementia Awareness Week 2016 – Swim for Dementia

Thursday, 05th May 2016

Dementia Awareness Week is an annual event organised by Alzheimer’s Society which takes place across the country to increase awareness and understanding of dementia. The idea is that the better informed people are and the more they know about support they can access locally, the more likely people living with dementia are to live happy and more independent lives.

In 2016, Dementia Awareness Week takes place from 15th – 21st May and is themed around encouraging people to confront their worries about dementia and go to Alzheimer’s Society to get information and support. It is important to remember that life doesn’t end when dementia begins, and there are many support options available to help ensure quality of life and independence.

In aid of Dementia Awareness Week 2016 local dementia charity in Harrogate, Ripon and Wetherby – Dementia Forward – are holding a Swim for Dementia Challenge at Hydro Swimming Pool, Harrogate on Saturday 14th May from 4pm – 8pm. The aim will be to swim the length of the Channel (33,600 metres) in a relay including people living with dementia, families, carers, children and grandchildren.

To join in or show your support please contact Dementia Forward on 01765 645904 or you can speak with a member of our Care Management Team by calling 01423 774070 or clicking here.

Dementia Forward Swim 2016