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Walking for World Alzheimer’s Month

Rajeshri Sheth of Carlton Court Care Home in Barnet on her walk for residents

Rajeshri Sheth of Carlton Court Care Home completing the Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk
Rajeshri Sheth completes the Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk Cassiobury Park in Watford

September is World Alzheimer’s Month, the focus for a global initiative dedicated to increasing awareness and eradicating the stigma associated with Alzheimer’s and dementia. The month serves as a collaborative platform for individuals living with dementia, caregivers, professional and the wider community to unite in their efforts to spread awareness.

Together, they aim to shed light on the true challenges of dementia, dispel myths, advocate for improved governmental support and care, and raise crucial funds for combating the challenges that come with dementia. 

As newly appointed Well-being Lead of Carlton Court Care Home in Barnet, I took up the challenge and embarked on a 9km Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk joined by hundreds of fellow walkers who took part on Saturday 2nd September at Cassiobury Park in Watford.

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The walk enabled participants to dedicate their memory walk in honour of someone they have either lost to Alzheimer’s or a loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia. 

Proudly wearing a sign on my backpack which read “I’m walking for my residents at Carlton Court Care home”, I dedicated the walk to all the residents at Carlton Court Care Home.

I have worked in the care industry since March 2020. Working as Lead Activities Coordinator in a care home setting and working throughout the pandemic which was both challenging and demanding due to lockdown regulations – keeping Alzheimer’s patients away from their loved ones was super challenging.

I now work very closely in Carlton Court’s designated unit with residents living with dementia on a day-to-day basis. I absolutely love what I do and feel humbled that I can make a difference to residents’ lives.

It was an honour and a privilege to have taken on this 9 km memory walk challenge and I feel elated at having raised in excess of £520 for the Alzheimer’s Society, a cause so very dear to my heart.

I hope the money I have raised will make a significant difference in the lives of those living with Alzheimer’s and dementia ensuring that they receive the care and comfort they deserve.

If you would like to find out more about these care homes, please contact Sarah Pratt, Business Development Manager: call 020 4527 7341 or email [email protected]

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