World Alzheimer’s Month
1 - 30 September 2016
The theme for World Alzheimer’s Month 2016 is Remember Me. Alzheimers Disease International are asking you to get involved by sharing your favourite memories, or memories of a loved one, on social media this September with the hashtags #RememberMe #WAM2016.
The impact of World Alzheimer’s Month is growing, but the stigmatisation and misinformation that surrounds dementia remains a global problem. Find out how to share your memory.
Local advice about Alzheimer's Disease and dementia.
Know your numbers week
12 - 18 September 2016
Blood Pressure UK is the UK’s leading blood pressure charity, dedicated to lowering the nation’s blood pressure to prevent death and disability from stroke and heart disease. Know your Numbers! is their flagship awareness campaign. It encourages adults across the UK to know their blood pressure numbers and take the necessary action to reach and maintain a healthy blood pressure. It is designed to educate about the health complications associated with high blood pressure. It’s also about encouraging us to monitor our blood pressure – in short, to get to know our numbers!
While the condition may be without symptoms, it is the underlying causes of serious problems such as heart attack, stroke, and is one of the main factors in heart and kidney disease. Each year 125,000 adults in the UK have a heart attack or stroke due to high blood pressure – its something you cannot afford to ignore and the only way to know if you have high blood pressure is to have a blood pressure check.
Sexual Health Week
12 - 18 September 2016
FPA is a sexual health charity who give straightforward information and support on sexual health, sex and relationships to everyone in the UK.
FPA Sexual Health Week informs the public, influences service providers and supports health professionals and this year they will be focusing on sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
Stafford’s new dedicated Genitourinary Medicine service will open at the Civic Centre from Monday 5 September following relocation from County Hospital. The new dedicated service will be delivered by South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust on behalf of the county council.The new central location will now provide access to emergency contraception, STI screening and treatment and advice and referrals from an on-site health specialist alongside Contraception and Sexual Health (CASH) support that was already available at the Civic Centre. Read more.
Find out where you can get local advice.