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Enfield dementia group to be launched tomorrow
A new Enfield dementia help programme is set to launch tomorrow at a community centre in Edmonton.
The Enfield Dementia Action Alliance (EDAA) is a new independent scheme to give greater support for people suffering with memory loss in the borough.
The launch will take place on Friday, September 6, at the Community House in Fore Street, Edmonton at 2pm.
Councillor Don McGowan, Enfield’s Cabinet Member for Adult Services, Care & Health, said: “One in three people aged 65+ will develop dementia as they age, and getting a diagnosis can be devastating.
“It is important for families and those diagnosed to get the treatment and the help they need to live as fulfilling a life as possible.
“This is where EDAA can help by bringing together a number of organisations offering support and information.
“We are asking member organisations to identify how they can improve the quality of life for people with dementia or their families by simple improvements to their facilities, products or services for people living with dementia or just to be aware of the condition and its impact.
“These actions may be simple things, like encouraging staff to be more thoughtful in helping older people with shopping and publicising the help that is available.”
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