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  • Emily at ZooLab

5 Top Tips for Alzheimer's Awareness Month

Updated: Sep 9, 2022

September aims to raise awareness surrounding the stigma of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Our rangers often visit care homes and care settings (accompanied by their animal team), so this is an important topic for us to shed some light on!

Firstly, what is Alzheimer’s and Dementia?

Dementia is a general term for losing memory and other cognitive abilities. Alzheimer’s is a specific brain disease that is the most common form of dementia.

Most people will know someone in their lives that has been affected, and as you can imagine, it is challenging; the symptoms massively interfere with daily life.

How can we play our part?

Our rangers are all ‘Dementia Friends’ and trained on how to communicate and help in the best way they can. Today we will offer advice when communicating with someone with dementia and how we execute these top tips in our visits!