Downton Abbey tea party this Dementia Awareness Week

PUBLISHED: 15:13 15 May 2012 | UPDATED: 04:24 10 February 2013

A group of volunteers from Paignton invite you to join them for a Downton Abbey tea party in celebration of Dementia Awareness Week™ (20 – 26 May 2012), reminding us all to 'remember the person' rather than the dementia.

Paignton residents are invited to join Alzheimers Society for a Downton Abbey tea party this Dementia Awareness Week



A group of volunteers from Paignton invite you to join them for a Downton Abbey tea party in celebration of Dementia Awareness Week (20 26 May 2012), reminding us all to remember the person rather than the dementia. The tea party is being held at Livermead House Hotel, Paignton, on Friday 25 May from 2pm until 4pm.



Julian Fellows, an ambassador for the Society, said:


There's a common misconception that dementia is a natural part of growing old. It's not; it's caused by diseases of the brain and can happen to anyone at any time. Dementia Awareness is a Week wonderful opportunity to raise awareness and understanding of dementia and to get people to 'remember the person' behind the condition. Afternoon tea is a great British tradition and I hope that giving a Downton Abbey tea party might help to raise awareness of dementia, as well as being a very enjoyable way to spend the afternoon.



There will be lots of fun activities on the day, including live music, raffle and a cake sale. Tickets are just 5 each and the money raised will help the Society support people to live well with dementia today and fund research to find a cure for tomorrow. Tickets can be purchased on the door or by calling the Paignton office on 01803 669216.



Dementia Awareness Week 2012 is sponsored by Saga Homecare. Together Alzheimers Society and Saga Homecare hope to maximise awareness and understanding of dementia across the UK.

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