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A Virtual From Home to Home Walk on World Alzheimer’s Day hopes to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society

This September residents at Autumn Gardens and Anastasia Lodge Care Homes for older people hope to raise over £1,000 in support for Alzheimer’s Society by completing a virtual 4km walk between their homes located in Winchmore Hill and Southgate. Staff at the homes will monitor the number of steps taken by residents as they complete laps of the gardens.

 

World Alzheimer’s Day takes place on 21 September and is part of World Alzheimer’s Month. Although dementia mainly affects older people, it is not a normal part of ageing. Worldwide, around 50 million people have dementia, and there are nearly 10 million new cases every year. 1 in 3 of us will be affected by dementia and Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form and may contribute to 60–70% of cases.

 

Elena Makrides, the homes director said

‘As people live longer, we are seeing more and more residents with dementia. For most people with Alzheimer’s, the earliest symptoms are memory lapses. Memory for life events that happened a long time ago are often unaffected in the early stages of the disease. Living with dementia can become more difficult over time. As the dementia progresses, it may become harder to remain at home without 24-hour supervision.

 

It is important to us that anyone with dementia feels safe and comfortable. Our homes provide a relaxed environment which offers emotional support as well as meaningful and fun-filled activities.’

 

By raising money for this great cause Autumn Gardens and Anastasia Lodge Care Homes hope to increase awareness of the disease and ultimately help find a cure. If you would like to donate please visit their fundraising page HERE

 

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Last year Autumn Gardens and Anastasia Lodge Care Homes raised over £8,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society with their From Home to Home Walk with over 200 members of the community in attendance.

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