Roadshow event for people living with dementia
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These roadshows offer practical, emotional and health advice aimed at anyone who has recently been diagnosed with dementia, their carers or relatives of people with dementia. They are intended to provide people with the information they need to understand their diagnosis and make the most of living with dementia. You can also find out about all the support that is available.
Each roadshow features a welcome and overview from a local GP. You will also receive a specialist’s guide to medication and treatment. There will be talks on managing your legal affairs and a practical session focusing on memory techniques and tips. Experts will be on hand to answer any of your questions and there will be a range of stalls featuring information which is available from local organisations, including support aimed at carers.
Denise Swain, Strategy and Partnerships Manager at South Gloucestershire Council, said: “Being diagnosed with dementia can leave the person with dementia and their family with lots of questions about what they can expect and what they can do to plan for the future. These roadshows provide useful information to help answer these questions and provide reassurance that you’re not on your own.”
The free event runs from 10.30am to 1pm however places must be booked in advance by using one of the following methods:
Online at www.southglos.gov.uk/dementia
Phone 01454 862356.
So come along to our Living Well with Dementia roadshow at 10.30am on Tuesday 19 November at the Kingswood Civic Centre, High Street, Kingswood BS15 9TR and find out more.
For more information please visit www.southglos.gov.uk/dementia
Listen to Beth Tovey, manager of Cambrian Green Day Services, and Paula Shears from the Alzheimer’s Society, speaking about the event on the One Love Breakfast Show on Wednesday 13 November (the interview begins 37 minutes in to the programme).
The One Love Breakfast Show is broadcast simultaneously on Bristol Community Radio 93.2FM and Ujima Radio 98FM.
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