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National Centre's dementia event a success

An awareness day held at the NCSEM-EM in partnership with Alzheimer’s Research UK proved a huge success.

Dementia charities such as Mind For You and the Dementia Foundation came along to chat with visitors and there were informative talks from Alzheimer’s Research UK and academics from Loughborough University. Visitors also heard about living with dementia from a carer’s perspective.

During the day attendees had the opportunity to find out about exercise programmes that can be done in the home, as well as being able to have a go on a machine to test their current fitness level. The FitQuest machine enables participants to try five short exercises to quantify their current fitness level and identify potential areas for improvement.

The event, organised by the Dementia Research Group at Loughborough University, provided a great opportunity for carers, health professionals and members of the public to come and see the work being done in the area.