Dementia Action Week 21st – 27th May 2018
Many people are affected by dementia; in the UK alone someone develops dementia every 3 minutes and it is not just associated with age. The BBC aired a documentary ‘Dementia, Football and Me’ with Alan Shearer on BBC1 on 12th November 2017 which looked at the link between heading a football and dementia. Please note that the documentary is not available on BBCiPlayer now but you can read the article by Alan Shearer: Making my documentary ‘Dementia, Football and Me’ here.
There are a number of clubs across England and Wales that are supporting fans with Dementia to access their stadia; whether it’s providing staff training, increasing general awareness or improving signage. This support is fundamental to allow fans to access their stadia and watch their teams play.
Help to support Dementia Action Week (DAW) 2018 by taking action and spreading awareness. If you want to learn more look for #DAW2018.