Dementia now affects 850,000 people in the UK alone – and that number is set to rise.
It’s no secret that it’s our society’s most feared health condition and, with an ageing population and no cure, dementia will undoubtedly touch all of our lives at some point.
I have witnessed how devastating dementia can be first-hand and am acutely aware that something needs to be done to fight the condition.
That’s why, ahead of Dementia Awareness Week (15-21 May), I’m asking Welsh readers to join me in confronting dementia head on.
It’s more important than ever that we all join the fight against dementia. Talking about the condition is the first step – but there is so much more that can be done.
We all need to gain a better understanding of the condition and are aware of the support available – because life doesn’t have to end when dementia begins.
Alzheimer’s Society is doing everything it can to keep people connected to their lives for longer so if you’re worried about dementia and in need of support or advice, get in touch with them this Dementia Awareness Week.
The time has arrived for all of us to stand up to dementia and confront it head on. Don’t miss your opportunity to do so.
Anyone affected by can contact the Alzheimer’s Society National Dementia Helpline on 0300 222 1122 or visit alzheimers.org.uk/DAW.