Probus Meeting – Talk on Dementia Awareness

The guest speaker, Sarah Loveday was this month’s speaker at the Henley Probus Club Meeting.  Sarah is the Senior Client Liaison Manager at Cliveden Manor Care Home, Marlow and gave a talk entitled Dementia Awareness was on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Society. The talk involved a high degree of audience participation.

The key messages arising from the talk were:

  • Dementia is not a natural part of ageing
  • Dementia is caused by diseases of the brain
  • Dementia is not just about losing your memory – it can affect thinking, communicating and doing everyday tasks
  • It is possible to live well with dementia
  • There is more to a person than the dementia

At the close of the meeting, Sarah was given a very warm vote of thanks for her talk by the members.

Forthcoming events for the Club include a visit to the Mill at Sonning in January to attend Singing in the Rain and a visit to the tulip fields in Holland in April 2020.

Henley Probus Club meets at 1100 at Badgemore Golf Club on the second Tuesday of each month; the next meeting is 11 February, 2020. If you are interested in coming along please contact Roger Griffiths on 01491 575137.

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