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Wembley dementia sufferer shortlisted for National Diversity Awards for helping others with her condition

PUBLISHED: 11:41 03 August 2016 | UPDATED: 11:44 03 August 2016

Dianne Campbell has been shortlisted for an award  (Pic: Mary Turner)

Dianne Campbell has been shortlisted for an award (Pic: Mary Turner)

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A dementia sufferer from Wembley who established an organisation to hep others with her condition following her diagnosis at the age of just 47 has been shortlisted for an award.

What is dementia?

Dementia is a common condition that affects about 800,000 people in the UK.

Your risk of developing dementia increases as you get older, and the condition usually occurs in people over the age of 65.

Dementia is a syndrome (a group of related symptoms) associated with an ongoing decline of the brain and its abilities.

This includes problems with memory loss, thinking speed, mental agility, language, understanding and judgement.

According to the Alzheimer’s Society there are around 800,000 people in the UK with dementia.

One in three people over 65 will develop dementia, and two-thirds of people with dementia are women.

Source NHS website.

Dianne Campbell is a finalist for the ‘Positive Role Model’ category of this year’s National Diversity Awards.

She has been nominated for her dedicated work to help other dementia sufferers.

Ms Campbell set up Community Action on Dementia (CAD Brent) to support residents with her condition and also delivers workshops at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington to nurses, GPs and other staff to increase greater understanding of sufferers.

The workshop sessions have been such a success that St Mary’s has brought in changes that aims to support people with dementia in a hospital setting.

Ms Campbell said: “I am honoured to be shortlisted for this award and delighted that CAD Brent nominated me.

“I already feel a winner as I know that there is strong competition and I am very proud to be shortlisted. This award is not only about me but it’s about people living with dementia and I am happy to share it.

“I am taking every opportunity given to me to raise awareness and show people that dementia is not just an older person’s condition and young people get it too and we need to look after each other.”

The National Diversity Awards provides recognition for excellence regardless of race, faith, religion, gender, identity, sexual orientation, age, disability and culture.

For more information about CAD Brent visit cad-brent.org.uk.

Related link: Wembley dementia sufferer sets up charity to help others with her condition in Brent

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