Confront it head on

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My family has experienced dementia directly so I know first-hand how difficult it can be.

This Dementia Awareness Week (May 15-21), I would like to encourage people to confront dementia head on.

People with dementia can feel isolated, lonely and experience a loss of confidence, but it doesn’t have to be like that. Alzheimer’s Society is tackling the myths and misunderstandings about dementia by telling us: life doesn’t end when dementia begins.

The charity is there for anyone affected by dementia and there are lots of ways they can help you.

Alzheimer’s Society is there to offer information and support, and the sooner you confront dementia by getting in touch, the better your chances of living well with the condition.

Call the national helpline on 0300 222 1122 or visit alzheimers.org.uk/DAW

Richard Hawley,

Actor and Alzheimer’s

Society Ambassador