Today marks the start of this year’s Dementia Awareness Week, which runs until 7th June.
Alzheimer Scotland raises awareness of its work and encourages people to support them during the week, so that they can continue to make sure nobody faces dementia alone.
This week is understandably different to other years, and we must recognise the impact that coronavirus has had on many people with dementia and their carers.
Iain Gray MSP said:
“The number of Scots suffering Dementia, and the huge expected increase in the number of people with the condition in the next few years, is one of the biggest issues facing families and communities. Pretty well every family has experience of this disease, I know that several branches of my own family are affected, and we are no different from anyone else.
“That makes Dementia Awareness Week and the opportunity it presents to raise both awareness and funds all the more important and I’m pleased to join efforts to help increase understanding of the condition.”
Alzheimer Scotland’s Chief Executive, Henry Simmons, has recorded a video to talk about Dementia Awareness Week during the coronavirus pandemic, which can be viewed here.
Visit Alzheimer Scotland’s website for more information about the week and how you can support it www.alzscot.org/dementia-awareness-week-2020.