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Dementia awareness week held by Southwark charities

Southwark charities are holding a dementia awareness week to get more people talking about the condition.

The Southwark Dementia Action Alliance, a group of about 40 organisations in the borough, is organising a series of events from May 17-23 “to increase the volume on the conversation and ensure that those affected are receiving the best support.”

Events include walking sports – sports played at walking pace rather than running – in Rotherhithe, organised by the Millwall Community Trust on Friday (May 20) and several information sessions on dementia, held over Zoom.

Other events included a “positive ageing” event held by Blackfriars Settlement, a support service for elderly people, and Denim for Dementia on Friday (May 21), when people are asked to wear jeans and donate money to charities that support people with the condition.

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