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Caroline's Story - Remember the Person - Dementia Awareness Week 2012

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Published on Apr 5, 2012

http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/remember...

Caroline is an active member of her local community who leads a busy social life. Living near Skipton with her partner Tony, she joins organised walks with the University of the Third Age twice a week, sings in a choir, and is an ardent fan of Radio 4.

An oboe player, Caroline studied music and worked in production at BBC World Service and at a record label before retraining in IT. She first noticed signs of dementia when she took a new administrative job - what she had hoped would be 'an easy job' - and found that she could not cope with the duties. She went to the doctor and was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease at the age of 52.

Caroline is adamant that dementia need not affect your quality of life. 'I don't dwell on it,' she says, 'I just lead a normal life, really.'

This film is part of Alzheimer's Society's Remember the person campaign, which asks people to think about the individuals living with dementia and not just the diagnosis.

Dementia Awareness Week will take place in England, Northern Ireland and Wales this year from 20-26 May 2012.

Interested in getting the latest updates from the Society?
Follow us on Twitter -- http://www.twitter.com/alzheimerssoc
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Who are we?

Alzheimer's Society is the leading support and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers.

What is dementia?

The term 'dementia' is used to describe the symptoms that occur when the brain is affected by specific diseases and conditions. Symptoms of dementia include loss of memory, confusion and problems with speech and understanding.

Support the fight against dementia and visit us at
http://www.alzheimers.org.uk

Alzheimer's Society
Leading the fight against dementia

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