A chance to find out more about Dementia

A Dementia Information Roadshow will be held on Tuesday (26 February 2019) at the Hillside Enterprise Centre in Beeston.

The event is aimed at anyone who is concerned about a loved one or themselves, anyone living with dementia, or caring for someone, or anyone who just wants to know more.

It is a chance to learn about dementia, how to seek diagnosis and find support to live with dementia. Contributors will include people with lived experience, health professionals, and organisations providing services in the local area.

Speakers will cover:

  • Living with dementia
  • Signs & symptoms of dementia. Talking to your GP, and how they can help you
  • What happens at a Memory Clinic? What happens after a diagnosis?
  • The role of a Memory Support Worker
  • Support for people of Black, Asian & minority ethnic origins
  • Local support to live with dementia
  • Caring for someone with dementia
  • Financial & Legal Implications

Laura McNulty, one of the organisers, explained:

“The aim of the roadshow is to take helpful and important messages to local people, about what dementia is, how to seek diagnosis and help, and what happens when you do. We want to make it easier for people to talk about dementia, challenge the stigma and myths, and offer hope for people and carers living with the condition. The speakers include NHS specialists and local providers of help and support.”

The event runs from 12:30-4pm, with a snack lunch available from 12pm. Hillside Enterprise Centre is located on Beeston Road, LS11 8ND.

Leeds City Council are organising the roadshow, in partnership with the NHS, Alzheimer’s Society, Carers Leeds and South Leeds Live At Home Scheme.

For more information, or if you need assistance with interpreting or BSL services, contact Laura on (0113) 378 6065 or at Ah-events@leeds.gov.uk

 

 

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