Offering a helping hand

Last week, our friends at Friendship At Home marked National Dementia Action Week 2022 with a series of fun events raising awareness of the condition.

Mandy Sparkes, the charity’s dementia community support worker – whose role is funded by St Hugh’s Hospital through the St Hugh’s Project – said: “This year’s theme was diagnosis… did you know that three in five people who have been diagnosed with dementia wished theyd had it sooner?

“It can be a scary time but Friendship At Home is here to support you. Getting a timely diagnosis can make a huge difference, from treatment options and being more actively involved in your decisions, to focussing on what’s important and making choices accordingly.

“We had a very busy but very fun National Dementia Action Week, hosting many activities and awareness events around North East Lincolnshire.”

As part of the week, we visited the St Hugh’s Project’s Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) group. Read all about it here.