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Major Event to Raise Dementia Awareness in Renfrewshire

October 21, 2014 1:59 PM

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A major event is being held in Paisley on 29 October to help raise awareness of dementia and its causes.

Representatives from organisations will attend the event to hear more about how dementia could be delayed or even prevented from developing.

Renfrewshire Community Health Partnership (CHP) will host the event along with partners including NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Renfrewshire Council, Renfrewshire Carers Centre, University West of Scotland, ACUMEN, Alzheimer’s Scotland and St Mirren Football Club.

Approximately 86,000 people with dementia are currently living in Scotland and the number is set to double within the next 25 years. However, attendees at the event will hear about how lifestyle choices such as smoking, being overweight and not taking enough exercise are all factors in people going on to develop dementia.

Shona Williamson, Health Improvement Lead for Renfrewshire CHP, said: “We currently have 2633 people living with dementia in the Renfrewshire area. By 2031 this will be 4123 – almost double.

“By working together we are aiming to educate people in how they can actually reduce their risks of either developing dementia at a younger age or possibly even preventing dementia altogether by choosing healthier lifestyle choices.”


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