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Dementia UK

Area serviced:
Nationwide
Telephone:
Admiral Nursing Direct 0845 257 9406
Sector:
Public

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Campaigning is when we get together and put pressure on decision makers to make a specific change that will improve our lives. By campaigning together we can improve lives, bringing more happiness and security in later life. Age UK campaigns on a range of issues from calling for reform of the way care services are provided, to trying to improve the bus route in our local community. Once the issue is identified we put pressure on the key individuals who have the power to make the changes we want. Campaigning is something we can all get involved in, whether it’s writing to our MP, signing a petition, or simply telling our friends and family about the issue. By joining together we can improve later life for all of us.
For some people later in their life the cells in the brain that are related to mental ability become damaged, causing a gradual decrease in the ability to think and remember. When this happens it is referred to as dementia. Dementia is a non-specific illness syndrome (set of signs and symptoms) in which affected areas of cognition may be memory, attention, language, and problem solving.
As many as one in four of us will have some sort of mental health problem in our lives, yet it’s still a taboo subject. It’s important to make sure you keep your emotional and mental health in check and recognise if there’s a problem.