Dementia Awareness Week this year is 14th-20th May 2017. We are celebrating by supporting the Memories Matter Walk and hosting The Big Game.
Memories Matter Walk
Join us for a dementia charity walk on Sunday 14th May starting at 2pm.
The walk starts at Half Penny Lane, Louth and ends at Meridian Leisure Centre, Louth.
You will walk 2.5 miles to raise essential funds for the Dementia Café and other Rotary charities.
Being active has a big impact on people with dementia, here’s how walking can help:
- Walking lowers cholesterol and controls high blood pressure. It is a great cardio exercise which helps to reduce the risk of heart diseases, strokes and diabetes.
- Walking helps you improve fitness. Maintain your muscle strength and flexibility and keep your independence for longer. This way you can keep the ability to perform daily activities such as dressing and cleaning.
- Walking improves cognition. Studies have shown that walking can improve memory and slow down mental decline.
- Walking gives you more energy. Keep yourself alert by increasing your blood circulation and oxygen supply to your body.
The Big Game
Join the Still Me team for this dementia friendly sports day on Wednesday 7th May 2-4pm.
On the day, the event consists of new and traditional sports day activities, including:
- New-aged kurling
- Welly wanging
- Egg and spoon
Points make prizes!
Trophies, medals, certificates and prizes will be given to all participants. Competitions include best dressed, top team mate and selective hearing.
You can also meet our Still Me team and the representatives from local dementia support services including Carers First, Alzheimer’s Society, Trinity Centre and Age UK.