People living with memory loss are invited to a special event in Trowbridge to mark World Alzheimer’s Day on Friday.
Wiltshire charity Alzheimer’s Support has teamed up with Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition for a series of events culminating in Music and Memories in the Sensory Garden at Park Road.
Those coming along can bring a personal memory or wish on a paper leaf to hang on a memory tree in the garden, which will be lit by 400 tealights for the evening.
Meanwhile volunteers from Nutricia will spend the day improving the garden at the nearby Polebarn House dementia day club. A team from the Trowbridge branch of the company made over the garden as a charity challenge two years ago and are coming back to keep the space looking at its best.
Club members and their family carers will mark the day with a canal boat trip from Bradford on Avon to Avoncliff – again supported by volunteers from Nutricia.
More than 6,300 people in Wiltshire are living with dementia, of which Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form.
Anna Littlechild, chief executive of Alzheimer’s Support said: “People often think that people with dementia can no longer participate in life but many of our service users really enjoy activities such as singing and coming together for community events. We are very grateful to Nutricia staff for supporting these events.
Dr Natasha Bye, public and strategic affairs director at Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition UK, said: “We are proud to be able to assist Alzheimer’s Support Wiltshire and be an integral part of the community especially on World Alzheimer’s Day.”
If you would like to attend Music and Memories, which starts at 6.30pm, please contact 01225 776481.