An opportunity to watch 'Hereford Remembered' is being offered to anyone affected by dementia and wanting to find out more about the condition, at a coffee and tea morning on May 16th.

The event is being organised by Kemble Training, a Hereford based training company providing training courses for the Health and Social Care Sector, as part of the Alzheimer's Society Dementia Awareness Week. 

​The event will include an opportunity to watch 'Hereford Remembered' - a compilation of film clips taken at varying points throughout the 20th Century which charts the changing face of Hereford scenery from 1908 through to the 1960s. Footage includes scenes from a May Fair held in the City centre around 1908, crowds gathered to watch the 1958 FA Cup match between Hereford United FC and Sheffield Wednesday, the RAF receiving the Freedom of the City in 1959, and the demolition of the Kemble Theatre in 1963, among many others.

Part of the Alzheimer's Society Dementia Awareness Week 2016 in Hereford

The aim of the morning is to increase understanding of the differing forms of dementia, and help people confront their worries by finding out more about it.

Stephanie Small, the centre manager at Kemble Training, explains that while awareness of dementia is increasing, uncertainty surrounding the condition remains.

"People often associate dementia with memory loss, however, dementia is actually a term used to describe a set of symptoms such as difficulty with language, reasoning, thinking and problem-solving, as well as memory loss."

"The cause of dementia is also often misunderstood. Dementia can be brought on when the brain is damaged by diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease; however, it can also be brought on by a series of strokes and other brain damaging illnesses."​

The event is open to all members of the public, particularly for those living with dementia, their carers, family and friends. 

For more information, and to book a place, contact Kemble Training direct by phoning 01432 382018.​

by admin 

May 2, 2016