People of Skelmersdale will have the opportunity to put their questions to the experts and find out a little more about dementia as the Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Community Roadshow rolls into town.
The pioneering national tour will be stopping off at The Concourse Centre, Southway, Skelmersdale, on Friday, June 20 between 10am and 4pm as it aims to increase local awareness and understanding of the condition which affects an estimated 16,078 people in Lancashire.
It will offer free information and advice to anyone with queries about the condition, as well as helping to promote the benefits of an early diagnosis. It is open to people currently living with dementia, who are worried about a friend or relative’s memory or who just have questions about the condition. No appointment is needed.
Amanda Boult, dementia support worker for Alzheimer’s Society in West Lancashire, said:
‘Dementia is one of the biggest health and social care challenges of our generation. Yet it continues to be a condition plighted with stigma and lack of understanding. This can mean that people who are worried about dementia in some way, or simply want to find out more may not know where to turn.
‘The Dementia Community Roadshow is the perfect way to get that information and support out to the people who need it. We’re here to provide people with information about where to get help and encourage those with concerns about their memory to visit their GP.’
People can find out when the Dementia Community Roadshow will be visiting their local area by visiting www.alzheimers.org.uk/roadshow
To keep up to date with what Alzheimer’s Society is doing in your area, follow the local Twitter account @AlzSocNWEngland or visit the Facebook page Alzheimer’s Society – North West England.
Alzheimer’s Society offers support services throughout West Lancashire including Dementia Cafes, Singing for the Brain groups and one to one support for both people living with dementia and their families, for further information please contact 01772 788700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For information on local service log on to www.alzheimers.org.uk/localinformation