Alzheimer’s Awareness Day at Woodside Cemetery & Crematorium

Fosters charity partners, Alzheimer’s Scotland are attending Woodside Cemetery & Crematorium to present a talk about living with Dementia on Tuesday, 31st May. This event will look to educate and inform the public on the different forms of Dementia and how you can support family and friends who are affected by this illness.

Woodside are hosting a ‘Tea & Blether’ event on the 31st May which coincides with Dementia Awareness Week, which runs from the 30th May – 5th June. This event will provide a helping hand for people to understand the difficulties involved when a loved one is affected by Dementia. It will also help to educate family and friends on the care and support they can provide when a loved one is diagnosed. There will be the opportunity to ask any questions to the Alzheimer’s Scotland team and there is also a tour around Woodside’s beautiful memorial gardens.

Alzheimer’s Scotland are Scotland’s leading Dementia charity and support thousands of families every year. There are currently over 90,000 people living with a form of Dementia in Scotland, but this number is believed to be a lot higher due to many people living without a diagnosis. Dementia is most common within the older population, but this can affect people in their 40’s and 50’s and even younger.

This event doesn’t require a ticket and is free to the public.

What can you expect from the event?

  • The event will start at 11am. Attendees should arrive at Woodside and go to Martyr’s Chapel
  • Alzheimer’s Scotland will present an informative talk about the different forms of Dementia and how you can support friends and loved ones affected
  • A tour of Woodside’s beautiful memorial grounds will follow
  • ‘Tea & A Blether’ back at Martyrs Chapel where light refreshments will be provided with the opportunity to ask any questions to Alzheimer’s Scotland