PEOPLE of all ages made a splash for Dementia Awareness Week.
Members of Kirklees Alzheimer’s Society and their friends took part in a sponsored aqua fitness class at the Waterloo branch of Fitness First to officially launch the week, called Be Headstrong.
One in three people aged over-65 will die with dementia, but their risk of developing the degenerative brain condition can be reduced by making simple lifestyle changes.
During the awareness week, Alzheimer’s Society branches across the country worked with their local communities to raise their awareness of dementia and provide vital information to help people reduce their risk.
The Society says simple lifestyle changes, such as exercise and eating a balanced diet, can help keep the disease at bay.
Members of Kirklees Alzheimer’s Society got involved in the week by taking part in the sponsored fitness class, the proceeds of which will go towards funding of the Huddersfield branch.
Members also organised information stalls at Huddersfield Library and Boots and afternoon tea at the town’s branch.
Janet Dudley, of the Kirklees branch, said: “The aqua fitness was the main event and it was a really good opportunity for people to have fun as well as raise awareness of the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
“We hold different events to make the week every year.”