The Prime Minister's Dementia Challenge aims to tackle one of the most important issues we face as the population ages, and make a real difference to the lives of people with dementia and their families and carers. The key aims of the Challenge are to: give a boost to dementia research; address quality of dementia care; increase public understanding of dementia; and make communities more dementia friendly. Find out more on the Dementia Challenge website: www.dementiachallenge.dh.gov.uk
pt3please be patient, but most of all, try to understand what I’m going through. If I occasionaly lose track of what we’re talking about, give me the time to remember, and if I can’t, don’t be nervous, impatient or arrogant. Just know in your heart that the most important thing for me is to be with you. And when my old, tired legs don’t let me move as quickly as before, give me your hand the same way that I offered mine to you when you first walked. When those days come, don’t feel sad...just
Worried someone close to you is losing their memory? Visit the NHS Choices website for information and advice: nhs.uk/dementia
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World Alzheimer's Day and the launch of the dementia campaign from the Department of Health and the Alzheimer's Society, Sir Michael Parkinson, Fiona Phillips and Gordon Banks talk about the importance of memory, the most memorable moments of their lives and their experience of having a loved one with dementia.
'A Day to Remember'. Sir Michael Parkinson, Fiona Phillips and Gordon Banks talk about the importance of memory, the most memorable moments of their lives and their experience of having a loved one with dementia.