Dementia Club UK joined together with 1st year Pharmacists from Boots Brent Cross today to do a Dementia Awareness Day.
We displayed various literature about dementia, the Pharmacists from Boots had designed a pull up banner depicting the Alzheimers bookshelf. At the bottom of the bookshelf are all the memories of your younger days and as you move up the bookshelf you have the recent occurrences. If the bookshelf wobbles then the recent memories will start falling off so new memories are hard to retain. The memories at the bottom of the bookshelf are not affected but in time these will also be affected as the bookshelf gets weaker.
When approached by the public today the Alzheimers bookshelf was explained and each person was given a yellow sticker to write one of their memories. Dementia Club UK Christmas cards in packs of 10 were also given as a freebie to raise awareness.
It was a very successful day. I would like to thank Anisha from Boots Brent Cross for organising the event and inviting Dementia Club UK. I also like to thank other Staff from other Boots stores from around North London who joined us - Ting, Heather, Narmeen, Anmol, Vishnu and Bhumika. It was also a pleasure to meet the Boots Brent Cross General Manager Kunjal Sutaria and also the Boots NW Regional Manager Andrew Gordon. I would also like to thank Brent Cross for hosting this event and Karl from the from the Brent Cross Information desk who offered to help with some bucket collecting.