National Dementia Awareness Day

Release Date: 17 September 2011

Source: The Mental Health Foundation

Country: United Kingdom

Today is the inaugural National Dementia Awareness day and to mark it we’re re-launching three of our popular dementia booklets which have each been updated to include the latest legislation and contacts:

• The Milk's In The Oven: Aimed at young people, this booklet explains how people with dementia might behave and feel, and provides information about the illness and how they can cope if someone they know has dementia.

Becoming a Carer: A booklet about looking after someone with dementia, explaining some basic facts about dementia and provides ideas on where you can get practical and emotional support.

Still Going Strong: This booklet is for people who have been diagnosed with dementia, and explains some of the basic facts about dementia, gives ideas on where you can get practical and emotional help, offers advice on planning the future, and details some strategies which other people have used to cope with dementia.

The campaign is run by a man called Norm, who was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s about four years ago. You can read more about him and the inspiration behind his work on

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