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Why is raising the awareness of dementia in our community so important?

  • There are 850,000 people with dementia in the UK, with numbers set to rise to over 1 million by 2025. This will soar to 2 million by 2051.

  • 225,000 will develop dementia this year, that’s one every three minutes.

  • 1 in 6 people over the age of 80 have dementia.

  • 70 per cent of people in care homes have dementia or severe memory problems.

  • There are over 42,000 people under 65 with dementia in the UK.

We meet people every day who didn’t think it would happen to them. Families who are isolated, confused by paperwork, overwhelmed, exhausted and coping alone.

There are some fantastic FREE community support groups to tap into but you need to know that they are there.

Ivy House walk for Dementia

The team at Ivy House are hosting a walk for dementia along the promenade on Sunday 15 September to educate and raise community awareness that there is support available.

If you don’t feel that you could walk the full distance that’s fine. People are welcome to peel off as they wish – stop for a drink or an ice-cream.

Everyone is welcome, bring your friends, family and pets! Perhaps you have a mobility scooter, maybe your children or grandchildren have scooters?

Ivy House Dementia Training

The team at Ivy House are also hosting two free dementia workshops on Tuesday 17 September and Tuesday 24 September. The workshops are aimed at the businesses community to equip customer facing employees with some understanding of dementia and the skills to interact positively.

If you would like to learn more contact Ivy on 01323 431 801 or email us at


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