Tuesday, 28 March 2017
An awareness event designed to explain Dementia & Alzheimer’s to an audience of around 50 volunteer carers and others took place at the UCKG HelpCentre in Finsbury Park on Saturday 18 March.
It was organised by the UCKG HelpCentre’s Patient Care Group, which is made up of volunteers from among the UCKG HelpCentre’s membership who are willing to give their time to visiting and supporting the sick at home and in hospital.
The presenter was Patricia Richardson, a Dementia Friend from the Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme. This is the biggest ever initiative designed to change people’s perceptions of dementia, and aims to transform the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about the condition.
Patricia started her interactive presentation by asking the participants how much they knew about dementia in general and what comes to mind when people hear the word ‘dementia’. She went on to engage them with games and short quizzes to illustrate key points about the condition.
At the close of the event Patricia commented: “It went very well. I felt a warm welcome. The audience were paying full attention. Everyone participated, showing interest.”
A similar event was held in the UCKG HelpCentre in Peckham on the same afternoon.
Notes to editors
UCKG is a Christian church and registered charity that offers a range of practical support activities alongside spiritual support and comfort and welcomes all-comers. It reached the UK in 1995 and has gone from strength to strength, providing support and spreading the Christian faith. There are UCKG HelpCentre branches in England and Wales. The UCKG HelpCentre’s community outreach groups include Caleb for anyone over 55, seeking companionship, support or both, and Patient Care who support the sick at home and in hospitals.
For further information please contact the UCKG HelpCentre Press Officer via e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org or direct line 020 7686 6033, or call the PR consultant on 07867 510909.