A special talk is being held in Peasedown St John so members of the public can find out more about dementia, from a clinical and neuropsychological perspective.
RICE, the Research Institute for the Care of the Elderly, based in Bath has teamed up with Dementia Friendly Peasedown to put on the event.
Village Councillor Karen Walker (Independent, Peasedown) said: “Every three minutes, someone in the UK will develop dementia.
“With dementia on the rise, communities across the country are making a stand, with Peasedown St John being the latest to sign-up to the campaign to create a dementia-friendly environment.
“One of the things that’s come out our dementia-friendly campaign in the village over the last 12 months is that people want to find out more about the clinical side of how dementia impacts and affects the brain.”
The research carried out at RICE covers a wide variety of areas and is intended to advance the knowledge and treatment of the more serious conditions affecting older people, in particular Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia and to improve their quality of life.
RICE aims are to carry out and publish effective research to improve:
- Diagnosis, assessment and treatment of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias
- The quality of life for older people;
- Knowledge of the ageing process and its effects on the brain and thinking processes.
Nicolle Appleton, a specialist Research and Memory Clinic Nurse at RICE will be giving the public talk.
Cllr Sarah Bevan (Independent, Peasedown) added: “We’re grateful to Nicolle for accepting our invitation to visit Peasedown St John. RICE’s knowledge and research into alzheimers disease would be beneficial for us all to find out more about.
“Anyone with a family member who lives with dementia and/or wants to find out how the disease affects the brain should attend this public talk.”
RICE’s Public Talk on Dementia will take place on Monday 21st October, 7pm, at St Joseph’s Church, Ashgrove, BA2 8ED.
Refreshments will be provided.