Dementia - Biggest Killer in the UK!

It was reported in the news this week that Dementia has overtaken heart disease as Britain’s biggest killer, accounting for almost one in eight deaths recorded in England and Wales 2015 – a total of 61,686 people – according to the Office for National Statistics.

Keep Active are committed to working with partner organisations such as Essence Sunderland. After a dementia diagnosis The Essence Service is the first port of call for people in Sunderland who have recently been diagnosed with dementia, and those who care for them. Together, we deliver a range of activities including arts & crafts, cookery and age friendly physical activity. These sessions give like minded people the opportunity to participate in activities which are fun and stimulating. During the months of November and December we are enjoying delivering gentle exercise and a Christmas Arts & Crafts course to the amazing service users Essence.

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