Event to raise awareness of dementia signs

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An event is being held to teach people about the signs of dementia.

The event, which has been organised by Ribble Valley Council, Age UK Lancashire, the Alzheimer’s Society and NHS East Lancashire, will take place at the Grand in York Street, Clitheroe, on Tuesday, November 20, from 4pm to 6pm.

It is targeted at carers and community groups to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of dementia.

Ribble Valley Council’s partnership officer, David Ingham, said: “Many of us notice that our memory gets worse as we get older, but it can be difficult to tell whether this is a sign of an underlying condition, such as dementia.

“The event aims to raise awareness of the signs, symptoms, concerns and implications of dementia and provide information and advice on what to do for anyone worried about their or a loved one’s memory.”

Age UK Lancashire support manager Kath Mitchell said: “Memory loss and worries about dementia and its impact affect many of the people we come in contact with through our services.”

The event will include presentations and information on the signs and symptoms of dementia, the diagnostic process and post-diagnosis services and support.

It is free and refreshments will be provided. For more information call David Ingham on 01200 414549.