Dementia Awareness Week is marked with balloon release and memory garden

Balloon release for Dementia Awareness Week at Asquith Hall, Burnley Road, Todmorden.
Balloon release for Dementia Awareness Week at Asquith Hall, Burnley Road, Todmorden.

Older people in Todmorden have been taking part in events to mark Dementia Awareness Week, a campaign organised by the Alzheimer’s Society.

Residents at Asquith Hall enjoyed a week of fun activities which included creating a dignity tree and memory garden, playing games and releasing purple and green balloons to celebrate the week’s activities.

Housing 21, a provider of older people’s housing and care, arranged a series of awareness sessions.

Nicola Reed, court manager at Stanley Cryer Court in the town, said; “The sessions have helped to alleviate the fear and prejudice surrounding dementia.”