Students Staff

5 January 2018

Blue is the colour for Essex Dementia Day

Filed under: Latest news — Heather Leathley @ 10:31 am

Everyone is invited to support Essex Dementia Day on Friday 19 January with events on the Southend Campus, organised by the School of Health and Social Care, and in Southend town centre.

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Lecturer Wendy Rajah is arranging the popular Dementia Friends training and staff have the opportunity to experience the Virtual Dementia Tour. Worldwide, more than 1.7 million people have been on this tour which is medically and scientifically proven to be the closest experience of what dementia might be like.

The training will be held in the Multi-Skills Lab on the first floor of the Gateway Building and runs from 10am until 2pm.  Tea, coffee and cakes are provided, but take your own lunch. Please contact Wendy on wrajah@essex.ac.uk to reserve your space.

Wendy said: “As this day is Essex Dementia Day, we would love colleagues to wear blue in support.”

A stall dedicated to Dementia Friends awareness sessions and providing information, support and contacts within the borough for those affected by dementia will be at The Royals Shopping Centre between 9.30am and 4.30pm.

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