Dementia Community Roadshow parks up in Witham
People in the Braintree District who will have the opportunity to visit a Dementia Community Roadshow next month.Published: Thursday, 20th April 2017
To increase awareness and understanding of the condition which affects 20,000 people in the county, Alzheimer’s Society is inviting people to put their questions to the experts. Trained staff will be on hand to provide information and advice to anyone worried about or affected by dementia.
No appointment is needed. People can turn up to the roadshow on the following day and location:
- Friday 5 May, 10am to 4pm, the Grove Shopping Centre, Witham, CM8 2AR.
Braintree District Council will also hold an information stand for their Dementia Action Alliance – an initiative to make the district a more dementia friendly community.
Jadie Allenby, Services Manager for North East and Mid Essex at Alzheimer’s Society, said: “Dementia is one of the biggest health and social care challenges of our generation. Yet it continues to be a condition blighted with stigma and lack of understanding. This can mean that people who are worried about dementia in some way, or simply want to find out more may not know where to turn.
“The Dementia Community Roadshow is the perfect way to get that information and support out to the people who need it.
“Alzheimer’s Society is here to provide people with information about where to get help and encourage those with concerns about their memory to visit their GP.”
Kryshia Fuller, Community Development Officer at Braintree District Council, said: “The Braintree District Dementia Action Alliance aims to make small but widespread changes that will have an impact and improve the lives of people living with dementia and their carers in the Braintree District.
“We’re inviting local organisations from different sectors to join our Dementia Action Alliance and commit to making positive changes within their own communities and organisations. We look forward to sharing our plans with the community during the roadshow at the Grove Shopping Centre in Witham.”
More details can be found on the Alzheimer's website: www.alzheimers.org.uk/roadshow