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Please join us for Silly Sock Day 2011!

Carers and everyone please join us for Silly Sock Day 2011!

On Friday 1st April we are asking for people to wear their brightest, craziest socks to work or school in return for a small donation to Autism Anglia!

World Autism Awareness Day takes place the following day, when people all over the world will unite to raise awareness of autism.

To join in the fun, simply wear your silliest socks on 1st April, donate as little as £1 and help your local autism charity continue providing essential services across the region.

This is Alex. He used to find it difficult going to the shops, because busy places with lots of people would cause him distress.

Autism Anglia’s Family Support team helped Alex by providing his family with advice and practical solutions. As a result, Alex can now cope better with busy places and is able to enjoy going out with his family.

Latest University research on dementia and strokes.

Dementia risk is higher in people with both stroke and irregular heartbeat, reveals latest University research
Edited by Andy Porter > editor@wellbeingnorfolk.co.uk
Stroke patients who also suffer from an irregular heartbeat are at double the risk of developing dementia, according to a new study by the University of East Anglia [UEA].

Published in the journal Neurology, the findings show that stroke survivors with an irregular heartbeat – or atrial fibrillation – are 2.4 times more likely to develop dementia than stroke survivors without the heart condition.
The researchers analysed 15 studies with more than 45,000 participants and an average age of 72. They compared patients with and without atrial fibrillation, and followed–up to determine which developed dementia over time. Around a quarter of patients with both stroke and atrial fibrillation were subsequently found to have developed dementia.

Norwich Tesco gives support to dementia charity

Norwich Tesco gives support to dementia charity

By KIM BRISCOE, Health correspondent Wednesday, March 9, 2011
2:28 PM

Tesco has announced it will be helping to raise funds and awareness for people with dementia.

In 2021, almost 11,300 people will be living in Norfolk with dementia that has gone undiagnosed. Now a new partnership between Tesco and the Alzheimer’s Society aims to raise £5m for people with dementia and to help to raise diagnosis levels from just 34pc.

The Tesco Charity of the Year partnership will fund research, support professionals to help those living with the condition, and a dementia community roadshow to visit Norfolk on its tour around the UK.