If you're worried that you, or someone close to you, may have Dementia, it can be difficult to talk about. You may feel scared, confused or even ashamed. You may also be hoping that the problem will go away so you don't have to deal with it.

We all bury our heads in the sand from time to time. But if you're seriously concerned, and the problem continues, it's important to talk to someone about it. The sooner you know what you’re dealing with, the sooner you can get on with your life and feel in control again.

That's why the Donegal South Forum Ltd. in association with Donegal Local Development Company Ltd. and Donegal Alzheimer’s Society have organised a Dementia Awareness Event ‘Forget Me Not’.

Donegal South Forum Ltd. want anyone who's concerned about Dementia to come along and talk to Donegal Alzheimer's Society. The Dementia Awareness Event will take place on Tuesday 13th Donegal Town at 3pm.

This free event is open to all carers and those who may require support or information regarding living with dementia. Key Speakers will include; Helen Rochford-Brennan’s personal experience of early-onset dementia. Advocates for dementia care as a human right and Alastair McKinney from Donegal Alzheimer’s Society on the need for dementia-friendly communities.

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