Dementia roadshow stops in Alnwick tomorrow

Come along to the dementia community roadshow when it is in Alnwick Market Place tomorrow.
Come along to the dementia community roadshow when it is in Alnwick Market Place tomorrow.

The Alzheimer's Society's dementia community roadshow rolls into Alnwick tomorrow, to give people support and information about the disorder.

The roadshow will be in the Market Place from 10am to 4pm and people are encouraged to meet the team if they are worried about memory loss, living with dementia or caring for someone with dementia.

A spokeswoman said: "We're here for anyone with questions or concerns about dementia, so please do come and see us - our trained staff have time to talk. They can give you information about dementia and advice on the support available to you in your local area."

The roadshow will be visiting Alnwick as part of Dementia Awareness Week, which started yesterday and runs until Saturday.

The Alzheimer’s Society is calling on people to confront dementia head on, be aware that they can do something about it and come to the charity for help and support. The Society, which is the UK's leading support and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers, is aiming to tackle the many myths and misunderstandings about dementia, to show people that life doesn’t end when dementia begins, support is out there and it is possible to live life well beyond a dementia diagnosis.

Hazel Cuthbertson, regional operations manager for the Alzheimer's Society in the North East, said: "Too many people are in the dark about dementia – many feel that a dementia diagnosis means someone is immediately incapable of living a normal life, while myths and misunderstandings continue to contribute to the stigma and isolation that many people will feel. This Dementia Awareness Week, we want to reassure people that life doesn't end when dementia begins.

"We know that dementia is the most feared health condition of our time and there's no question that it can have a profound and devastating impact on people, their family and friends – but getting a timely diagnosis will enable people with dementia to live as well as possible. We want everyone to know that Alzheimer's Society is here for anyone affected by the condition and there are lots of ways we can help you. It's time for everyone to confront dementia head on."

If you can't make the roadshow, but want support or information, visit the Alzheimer's Society website or call the National Dementia Helpline on 0300 222 1122.