Dementia support

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Carers and relatives of people with dementia have been invited to a series of training and support sessions.

Ribble Valley Council has organised the sessions after a dementia awareness day in Clitheroe last November was a huge success, attracting more than 100 people.

It has joined forces with Age UK Lancashire and the Alzheimer’s Society to bring the sessions to isolated communities, including Longridge Station Buildings at 10am on March 12.

The session is targeted at family carers and aims to raise awareness of the signs, symptoms, concerns and implications of dementia.

They hope to remove the stigma of dementia and outline support.

Ribble Valley Council partnership officer David Ingham said: “Caring for someone with dementia can be very isolating, particularly in rural communities, and many people aren’t aware of the support and treatment that is available.

“We are in contact with a number of people who lead happy and fulfilled lives with a diagnosis of dementia, and would encourage anyone with concerns for themselves, a friend or family member, to come along to one of the sessions and discover what is available.”

The session is free and refreshments will be provided.

Booking is necessary with David Ingham on 01200 414549.