Those who went the extra mile to support people with dementia across Warwickshire could receive award - The Leamington Observer

Those who went the extra mile to support people with dementia across Warwickshire could receive award

Leamington Editorial 6th Feb, 2021   0

THOSE who have gone the extra mile to support those affected by dementia across Warwickshire could be recognised at a national awards ceremony.

Nominations are now open for Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Heroes Awards 2021, with the ceremony taking place virtually on May 20, hosted by presenter Richard Madeley.

Alzheimer’s Society West Midlands manager Janice Le Tellier said: “Lockdown has been tough for all of us. But imagine how much worse it would have been if you couldn’t understand why it was happening: why you no longer saw your loved ones; why your carers stopped visiting or why they wore masks. Tragically, this was reality for tens of thousands of people living with dementia in the UK. And it was also the reality for carers, who were left unable to visit their loved ones, or without precious respite.

“Throughout the pandemic, individuals, groups and organisations have shown incredible support for people affected by dementia. We want to recognise these dementia heroes. The awards will recognise the inspirational achievements of those who care for people with dementia, those finding innovative solutions in research, and the campaigners and media fighting for the rights of people with dementia.”




Nominations close on Friday March 5.

Visit www.alzheimers.org.uk/dementiaheroawards to nominate or find out more.


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