Dementia community roadshow returns to Lowestoft to increase awareness of condition

The Dementia Community Roadshow will be visiting Lowestoft. Picture: Alzheimer’s Society.

The Dementia Community Roadshow will be visiting Lowestoft. Picture: Alzheimers Society. - Credit: Archant

A dementia roadshow will retrace its steps for another visit to Lowestoft.

Anyone who missed last month's opportunity to speak to representatives from Alzheimer's Society and pick up information will have another chance on Tuesday, October 31.

The event aims to increase awareness and understanding of the condition which affects more than 11,700 people across Suffolk, with the Alzheimer's Society roadshow parking up in the Co-op car park in Ashburnham Way, Lowestoft, between 10am and 4pm.

The Dementia Community Roadshow is open to people currently living with dementia, anyone worried about a friend or relative's memory or who just have questions about the condition. No appointment is needed.

Debbie Foster, Alzheimer's Society operations manager in Norfolk and Suffolk, said: 'Recent figures released by the Office of National Statistics reveal that dementia and Alzheimer's disease remain the leading cause of death in England and Wales, accounting for 12pc of all deaths registered in 2016, up from 11.6pc in 2015.


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'Yet the condition continues to be blighted with stigma and lack of understanding. This can mean that people who are worried about dementia in some way, or simply want to find out more may not know where to turn.

'The Dementia Community Roadshow is the perfect way to get that information and support out to the people who need it. We're here to provide people with information about where to get help and encourage those with concerns about their memory to visit their GP.'

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To find out when the Dementia Community Roadshow will be visiting your area, go to www.alzheimers.org.uk/roadshow

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