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University to Mark Dementia Awareness Week

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The University of Worcester will be marking Dementia Awareness Week later this month with a special event at The Hive.

The University’s Association for Dementia Studies carries out vital research and training to help improve life for people living with dementia and their families.

Dementia Awareness Week takes place from May 17th – 23rd and on Tuesday, May 19th there will be a day of talks about dementia taking place at The Hive.

NHS Consultants Bernie Coope and Felicity Richards both work in ‘older adult mental health’ and will be talking about the biology of the brain, the Early Intervention service, as well as their book 'The ‘ABC of Dementia’.

Other speakers are from The Alzheimer’s Society and The Hive who will be talking about services and events for those living in Worcestershire.

The free event will be take place in the studio and there are 50 places available which can be booked by visiting the Hive’s events page www.thehiveworcester.org/whats-on or telephoning 01905 822722.

In addition, on Monday, May 18th, there will be a dementia awareness stand and cake sale in the main reception of the University of Worcester’s St John’s Campus.