September 26, 2022

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World Alzheimer's Day on September 21;  De Boschpoort dementia information market for caregivers and for people who want to learn more about dementia

World Alzheimer’s Day on September 21; De Boschpoort dementia information market for caregivers and for people who want to learn more about dementia

WINSCHOTEN – What is possible when you deal with, or perhaps in the future, you will have to deal with, dementia, the number one disease in the world. To find out, a large dementia information market will be held on Wednesday, September 21 from 14:00 to 17:00 at De Boschpoort (Boschplein 2) in Winschoten. Today is also ‘World Alzheimer’s Day’ and the perfect day to organize such a market through Alzheimer’s Café in collaboration with Social Work Oldambt and Welzijn Westerwolde.

Hilda van der Wood, District Nurse and Dementia Case Manager: “Almost everyone knows someone who has dementia. Unfortunately, in most cases, the bell rings late to prepare you for what’s to come. That’s why we keep this information marketplace. The market is for anyone dealing with dementia or wishing to Know more about it.Everyone is welcome.In the Netherlands, 290,000 people suffer from dementia, of which 15,000 are under the age of 65. Not only does a person have dementia, but at least 5 people have to deal with it. It is a very complex disease. A person may become forgetful, not recognize their partner, forget to turn off the gas, or run away from home and cannot find their way home. These are very serious matters that the family has to deal with. That is why it is important to pay attention to this.”

On this World Alzheimer’s Day, De Boschpoort discusses dementia through the Information Marketplace. For any question related to this disease, you can get information here. Questions such as “I’m forgetting, do I now have dementia?” “Can I still drive?” For this reason, among others, driving school owner Ludolf Niemeijer, local police officer, representatives of Alzheimer Nederland, various home care organizations and staff of Social Work Oldambt, Welzijn Westerwolde etc. are here to provide information.

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“Dementia is a disease that people like to hide. From something like ‘Nothing wrong with me’ and people are great. That is exactly why we hope to take the disease off the taboo. Unfortunately, we regularly communicate with people with dementia who are already at a fairly advanced stage. Still The partner keeps the whole family business going, but only when he runs over the boot we travel in. This information market is also festive, with delicious snacks, flags, many stalls and of course a lot of information, where everyone will find something to their liking. “It’s important,” says Hilda. Going through this disease, especially now that we are all happier getting older than before.”

For more information, please contact Femke Wight-Dekker, [email protected] or phone 0599-582460.

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