An opportunity will roll into Watford for people to put their dementia questions to the experts.
With more than 900 people living with the condition in the town and too many facing it alone without adequate support, Alzheimer’s Society is inviting people to visit their Community Roadshow to find out more.
Come and meet a team of experts who 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.
The Roadshow will park up at The Parade, High Street, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD17 1NA, on Friday 15 June, from 10am to 4pm.
The Roadshow is open to those currently living with dementia, anyone worried about a friend or relative’s memory or who just have questions about the condition. No appointment is needed.
Elected Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor, said: “One of my commitments to you as Mayor is to make Watford a Dementia Friendly Town. The condition is becoming more and more prominent and it’s really important that we support people who have dementia and their carers too. It’s great to be able to support the Alzheimer’s Society roadshow to help raise awareness of this condition. Please come along and speak to our colleagues who will be giving free expert advice, support and information to anyone who needs it.
If you would like to get more involved in my Dementia Friendly initiative please do get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Sally Marlow, Alzheimer’s Society Operations Manager for Hertfordshire, said:
“Dementia is now the UK’s biggest killer, with someone developing it every three minutes. We want everyone affected by dementia to know that whoever you are, whatever you are going through, you can turn to Alzheimer’s Society for support, help and advice. Our Community Roadshow offers an opportunity for people to get the information and support they need. 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.”
Alzheimer’s Society is urging everyone to come together and unite against dementia, find out when the Dementia Community Roadshow will be visiting your local area, visit alzheimers.org.uk/roadshow.
To keep up to date with what Alzheimer’s Society is doing in your area, follow the local Twitter account twitter.com/AlzSocEAnglia or visit the Facebook page facebook.com/AlzheimersSocietyEastAnglia
If you are unable to visit the roadshow but would like to find out more about dementia, call the National Dementia Helpline on 0300 222 11 22 or visit alzheimers.org.uk.