A roadshow will be rolling into town to help people suffering with dementia and those who care for them.
Visitor can put their questions about the condition to the experts during Dementia Awareness Week, as the Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Community Roadshow arrives in the area.
As part of the charity’s flagship awareness raising campaign, the Alzheimer’s Society is encouraging people to think about the fact that life doesn’t end when dementia begins and new experiences can still bring joy to a person’s life, even as memories fade.
Residents are invited to the pioneering national tour when it stops off at Aylesbury Market Square tomorrow (Thursday, May 21) from 10am to 4pm.
The roadshow 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.
The event is open to people currently living with dementia, who are worried about a friend or relative’s memory or who just have questions about the condition, and no appointment is needed.
Having launched in 2011, the roadshow has already made a big difference to the lives of people across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, reaching more than 142,000 people in the four years it has been on the road.
The current tour of Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire is also due to visit, among other places, Milton Keynes, Henley, Banbury and Oxford.
Chris Wyatt, Alzheimer’s Society Regional Operations Manager for the South East, said:
“Dementia is one of the biggest health and social care challenges of our generation and can affect a person’s relationships and their connection to the world they love, leaving them feeling isolated and along.
“At Alzheimer’s Society, we do everything we can to keep people connected to their lives and the people who matter most. That’s why this Dementia Awareness Week we would like to increase understanding of the condition and encourage more people to “do something new” and come along to the roadshow.
“The Dementia Community Roadshow is the perfect way to get that information and support out to the people who need it. 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.”
Find out when the Dementia Community Roadshow will be visiting your area by visiting www.alzheimers.org.uk/roadshow
To keep up to date with what Alzheimer’s Society is doing in your area this Dementia Awareness Week, follow the local Twitter account @AlzSocCWEngland or visit the Facebook page Alzheimer’s Society – Central West.