Dementia roadshow to arrive in city

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A dementia Community Roadshow will be visiting Preston later this month.

The Alzheimer’s Society’s Roadshow offers free information and advice to anyone with queries about the condition, as well as helping to promote the benefits of an early diagnosis.

During its current tour of the North West, the vehicle, funded by Tesco, will be at the Tesco Homeplus Store at the Capitol Retail Park, Walton-le-Dale, near Preston next Wednesday and Thursday between 10am and 4pm, before travelling on to Accrington.

People who are currently living with dementia, are worried about a friend or relative’s memory, or just have questions about the condition, are encouraged to drop by with no appointment necessary.

Katie Antill, Alzheimer’s Society support services manager, said: “One man, who stumbled upon us when he was doing his weekly shop, spoke to me about the struggle he was encountering with his wife at home.

He told me that he had prayed for help the night before, and that talking to us made him feel as though his prayers had been answered. We were incredibly touched by what he said, as it showed us what a positive impact the Roadshow can have.”