By Millie White, Bovey Tracey year 6 student
I have chosen to do the Alzheimer’s charity because my Grandad has Dementia and I would like to raise awareness about it because it is a personal thing to me.
Dementia is an overall term used to describe symptoms that impact memory, performance of daily activities, and communication abilities Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease gets worse with time and affects memory, language, and thought.
While younger people can develop dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, your risk increases as you age. Still, neither is considered a normal part of aging.
It often begins with simple episodes of forgetfulness. People with dementia have trouble keeping track of time and tend to lose their way in familiar settings.
As dementia progresses, forgetfulness and confusion grow. It becomes harder to recall names and faces. Personal care becomes a problem. Obvious signs of dementia include repetitious questioning, inadequate hygiene, and poor decision-making.
In the most advanced stage, people with dementia become unable to care for themselves. They will struggle even more with keeping track of time, and remembering people and places they are familiar with. Behaviour continues to change and can turn into depression and aggression.
Millie White, year 6 Student, Bovey Tracey Primary School
We are raising money for the Alzheimer’s Society on Friday 15th December (The last day of term) at 3.15PM in the playground at Bovey Tracey Primary School.
Read more about how much they raised by clicking here.
Find out about Dementia from the UK`s leading Dementia charity by visiting the official website at https://www.alzheimers.org.uk