Help us to Make a Difference on World Alzheimer’s Day 2024

On Saturday 21 September 2024, World Alzheimer’s Day, we are completing a 4km stroll between our care homes in Winchmore Hill and Southgate, in support of the Alzheimer’s Society.

 

Building on the remarkable achievement of our previous walks, we are thrilled to announce the return of this special event on Saturday 21 September, and invite the community to come along and join us!

 

Dementia is a devastating condition affecting millions worldwide, and there is still no cure. Recent statistics highlight the growing impact of this disease. Every three minutes, someone in the UK develops dementia, and there are currently around 944,000 people living with dementia in the UK, a number expected to exceed one million by 2030 and 1.6 million by 2050, according to the Alzheimer’s Society. Globally, nearly 50 million people are living with dementia​​.

 

By supporting the Alzheimer’s Society, the only UK charity actively campaigning for change, funding research for a cure, and providing vital support to those living with dementia, we can make a significant difference. The funds raised help support critical research and provide essential services for individuals and families coping with dementia, paving the way towards a brighter future.


Our guided walk is entirely wheelchair accessible and should last around 1 to 1.5 hours. We will pass through the charming Grovelands Park and down along Southgate High Street before concluding our walk at Autumn Gardens, where we invite you to spend the afternoon together with us enjoying refreshments and delicious cakes!
Join us on Saturday, 21 September 2024, World Alzheimer’s Day. Together, we can support the Alzheimer’s Society and work towards a world without dementia.

 

If you’re concerned that a loved one might be showing signs of dementia, here is a simple checklist of symptoms to look out for.


Memory Loss:
Frequently forgetting recent events or important dates.
Difficulty with Familiar Tasks:
Trouble completing routine tasks or managing a budget.
Problems with Planning or Problem-Solving:
Struggling to follow plans or work with numbers.
Confusion with Time or Place:
Losing track of dates or forgetting where they are.
Visual and Spatial Issues:
Difficulty reading or judging distances.
Language Problems:
Trouble following or joining conversations.
Misplacing Things:
Putting items in unusual places and losing them.
Poor Judgment:
Making poor decisions, especially with money.
Withdrawal from Activities:
Avoiding social activities or hobbies.
Mood and Personality Changes:
Becoming confused, suspicious, or easily upset.

 

If you notice any of these signs, consult a healthcare professional for an evaluation.

 

More information to follow regarding how to sign up to join us and donate to this great cause.

 

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