Belper care home walks for a world without dementia

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fb_img_1473506023238Five members of staff from a Belper-based care home have participated in a 3km Memory Walk in order to raise money and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Society.

Donna Annable, home manager, Naomi Davies, admin manager, Samantha Annable, care leader, Zoe Hyde, care leader and Charlotte Annable, team leader at Spencer Grove care home, part of the Milford Care Group, took part in the charity event on September 10th at 11am in Wollaton Park, Nottingham.

The team took the challenge in their stride with an aim to raise £200 for the Alzheimer’s Society, a charity which is close to the hearts of the staff at the care home as some of the 68 residents at Spencer Grove have dementia.

Donna said: “The team have wanted to participate in this important charity event for a while, as the support that charity groups like the Alzheimer’s Society provide is so valuable to elderly residents and their families.  

“We are walking for a world without dementia and to raise awareness and money for the charity which offers support to so many people.

“With many of our residents having dementia it is a cause that is close to our hearts and one we are delighted to be supporting it through our donations and fundraising.”

By signing up and participating in the biggest ever Nottingham Memory Walk, the team have already raised around £300, beating their target of £200.

According to the Alzheimer’s Society, dementia is used to describe a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. Alzheimers disease is the most common type of dementia, affecting 62 per cent of those diagnosed.

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