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Essex Dementia Day raises awareness

31 January 2019

Essex Dementia Day, which took place on Friday 18 January, is a county-wide event created to raise awareness of dementia and the support available in the local area.

The dementia community support team (Southend, Castle Point and Rochford) work alongside almost 100 members of the Dementia Action Alliance, and have asked for photos of support with placards to be sent in and shared on social media.

The team have also visited Southend University Hospital, who they have built up a close working relationship with. Hospital staff from elderly wards were keen to show their support for Essex Dementia Day.

Lindsay Popham, Dementia Clinical Nurse Specialist at Southend University Hospital, said: "The hospital, especially its elderly wards - Windsor and Princess Anne Wards - has been pleased to show its support for Essex Dementia Day. We continue to work closely with the Community Dementia Support Team in providing training for staff, as well as advice and support for those people living with dementia."

Within the hospital the dementia community support team also had an information stand, to offer advice and guidance for anyone within the local area who may be visiting the hospital.

The teams have helped to continue to build on the success of the previous year between both the Dementia Community Support Team and Southend University Hospital.