Walking to beat Dementia!

Alzheimer's Memory Walk

8 October 2017

On the 8th of October the staff of The Red House took part in the Alzheimer's Memory Walk at Painshill Park, Cobham to support everyone affected by Dementia. We strongly believe that this Memory Walk provided us a great opportunity to join our strength together, celebrate loved ones and raise money to reclaim the future.
The Alzheimer's Society describes Dementia as follows: 'Dementia is caused when the brain is damaged by diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease or a series of strokes. Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia, but not the only one'. Therefore it can be specified that Dementia is a broad umbrella term encompassing neurological disorders with symptoms such as memory impairment, cognitive and communication ability.
We raised money for the Alzheimer's Society with 'Name the Teddy and win it' fundraising event which was set up by Szidi Sinka, Activities Co-Ordinator at the Home and where residents, family and friends had the opportunity to buy raffle tickets and donate for this very good cause, as well as on the Red House's JustGiving online platform. Moreover, our involvement in the community and partnership this summer with the young adults from the NCS (National Citizen Service) has been extremely positive for the well-being of our residents and the teams of young adults successfully fundraised for a charity on behalf of The Red House Care Home.
By taking part in the Alzheimer's Memory Walk our aim was to raise awareness about people affected by Dementia and we are delighted to say that so far the amount we will be donating for the Alzheimer's Society has reached £1000.

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