People of Bath 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 Vaults in Brunel Square on Thursday 10th and Friday 11th May, between 10am to 4pm.
It aims to increase local awareness of the condition which affects more than 2,600 people in Bath and North East Somerset (BaNES).
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.
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.
Marco Van-Tintelen, Alzheimer’s Society Services Manager for BaNES 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 and could be facing dementia alone without adequate support.
“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.
“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.”
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.