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We want dementia awareness to become part of school life, so that we name and face dementia together. We want to be a school which supports people affected by dementia – both someone with a diagnosis and their family/carers. We want:
What is dementia?
Dementia is an umbrella term for a range of progressive conditions that affect the brain. The Dementia Research UK website explains: “Our brains are amazing. They work hard to store memories. They help us to make sense of the world. They control everything we think, feel, say and do. Our brains make us who we are. Like all parts of the body, brains sometimes become ill. There are illnesses that stop a person's brain from working properly. When a person has one of these illnesses, their brain starts to have problems doing all the jobs it has to do. The person may start to have problems with remembering, thinking, speaking or seeing what or where things are. They might say or do things that seem strange to us. They may find it more difficult to do everyday things. They may not seem like the same person they used to be. Doctors use the word dementia to describe these different problems.”...
Who can I talk to about dementia?
Mereside C of E Primary Academy
Dementia Coordinator/Contact: Ffion Carr
Phone: 01743 356283
Mrs Carr is not an expert on dementia but is: