CITC mark World Alzheimer's Month

Manchester City's charity, City in the Community (CITC), has marked World Alzheimer’s Month by showcasing the activities that take place during its Reminiscity sessions.

Reminiscity was launched to create a dementia safe environment for participants to enjoy social and physical activity, through the conduit of football and Manchester City, to promote active and engaged lifestyles in the face of the challenge’s dementia can bring.

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World Alzheimer’s Month occurs annually throughout September with the aim to globally raise awareness around, educate and encourage support and demystify dementia.

Globally, dementia is one of the biggest challenges we face, with nearly 50 million people living with dementia worldwide.

To tackle this global dementia challenge, we need to work together, and to collaborate and share best practice with one another.

Reminiscity is a key offering, as part of CITC’s healthy people provision, using football to improve and enrich lives and communities in Manchester.

Activities include social elements, where participants can relive and discuss classic Manchester City moments, as well as physical activity such as stadium walks and arts and crafts.

One session participant said: “It helps retrieve your memory and helps you remember what you have lost.”

Participants from CITC’s City Careers programme often attend the project to support delivery and provide cross generational engagement to help empower healthier lives through football and city youth.

City in the Community, Manchester City’s charity, moves with city youth to empower healthier lives through football.

To find out more visit, www.mancity.com/CITC or follow @citcmancity on social media.

For more information on Alzheimer’s visit: https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/

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