Alzheimer’s Society is calling on residents of Maghull to unite against dementia
ALZHEIMER’S Society in Maghull is encouraging residents to take action and unite against dementia to find out more about a condition which is now the number one cause of death in the UK.
The charity's staff will be hosting a dementia awareness talk and service showcase at the Council Chamber, Maghull Town Hall, on Monday October 22 The event aims to encourage local people to take actions, big or small and make a real difference to people affected by dementia.
The awareness talk will take place from 7pm and will be an opportunity to learn more about dementia, symptoms, risk factors and how to reduce your risk as well as some useful dementia dos and don’ts. There will also be a talk about local support services and the new Side by Side volunteer project.
Linda Lawson, Information Worker for the local Alzheimer’s Society said: “We’re calling on people in Maghull to take action and come along to our dementia awareness talk. In the UK, one person develops dementia every three minutes and almost everyone knows someone whose life has been affected. Yet too many people face the condition alone without adequate support.
“Whether you know someone with dementia or want to increase your knowledge, this event is definitely for you. There are so many myths and misunderstandings about this condition, our talk will give you the information you really need to know.
“So join us on Monday October 22 to take action and unite against dementia and help people affected to feel included in their community and able to live the life they want.”
There are 4,600 people living with dementia in Sefton. Alzheimer’s Society is there for anyone affected by dementia. The charity provides information and support. To find out more call your local office on 01704 539967 or visit alzheimers.org.uk
(Photo; LInda Lawson.)