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Local Care Provider Joining a National Dementia Awareness Campaign in May


Home Care Preferred, a care agency based in Winchmore Hill, is holding what promises to be a great musical night as part of their campaign to raise dementia awareness. The national Dementia Awareness Campaign will take place in England from 17-23 May this year.

Home Care Preferred has secured Wayne Hernandez and his band to perform at Waterhouse Hall in Winchmore Hill on Saturday May 23rd. Hugely successful within the music business Wayne has worked with Tina Turner, Roberta Flack, Madonna, Tori Amos and is one of the singers with the band Gorillaz. He is currently starting a world tour with Blur. Tickets are limited and guests should expect a night of fantastic music including soul, R&B, Motown and Reggae. Tickets are £17.50 and can be bought from Home Care Preferred. Call Ken Waterhouse or Raksha Patel T: 020 8364 3670 or email [email protected]. Tickets are selling fast and Home Care Preferred advise to book soon to avoid disappointment.

Ken Waterhouse, Managing Director at Home Care Preferred, commented “Our Company supports many local people with Dementia and we are always keen to raise awareness of this condition. In 2015 there will be 850,000 people with dementia in the UK, with numbers set to rise to 1 million by 2025. In the health care profession we need to do what we can to support people with dementia and their loved ones and just as importantly help raise awareness. My team and I are always willing to talk to people who have either been diagnosed with dementia or of course their family and friends”.

In addition to raising awareness Home Care Preferred will donate all proceeds from the raffle to The Enfield branch of Alzheimer’s Society.

Raksha Patel, Community Relations Manager at Home Care Preferred and a local Dementia Champion explained; “The word dementia describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. Dementia is caused when the brain is damaged by diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease or a series of strokes. Dementia is progressive, which means the symptoms will gradually get worse. People often think Alzheimer’s and Dementia are two different diseases where actually Alzheimer’s is the most common type of Dementia”

More information can be obtained from Home Care Preferred T: 020 8364 3670 www.homecarepreferred.com or Alzheimer’s Society 0300 222 11 22 www.alzheimers.org.uk