People living in Cornwall will have the opportunity to put their questions to experts and find out more about dementia next week as the Alzheimer’s Society Roadshow rolls into town.
The charity’s mobile information service will be stopping off at The Venue, Splash Leisure on Stucley Road in Bude from 10am to 4pm on Tuesday 4 September. It aims to increase local awareness of the condition which affects an estimated 9,000 people in Cornwall.
A team of experts 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.
People currently living with dementia or those concerned for loved ones with memory problems are welcome to visit the team. No appointment is needed.
The current tour of Cornwall is also due to visit:
- Saltash Leisure Centre on Wednesday 5 September (10am – 4pm)
- Tesco Superstore in Helston on Thursday 6 September (10am – 4pm)
- Tesco Superstore in St Austell on Friday 7 September (10am – 4pm)
Since its launch in 2011, the Roadshow has reached more than 200,000 people across England, Wales and Northern Ireland and provided valuable support and information.
Teresa Parsons, Alzheimer’s Society Interim Operations Manager for Devon and Cornwall said: “Dementia is one of the biggest health and social care challenges of our generation. Yet it continues to be a condition surrounded by stigma. This can mean that people who are worried about dementia, or simply want to find out more, may not know where to turn.
“Our Dementia Community Roadshow offers an opportunity for those 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.”
People can find out when the Dementia Community Roadshow will be visiting their local area by visiting www.alzheimers.org.uk/roadshow.