Liverpool Dementia Information Day to offer support, advice, and awareness

Many people affected by dementia and family carers find it hard to know how to get details about the condition or where to go for support or services.

As a result, those with the condition can experience huge difficulties, anxiety, isolation and worsening symptoms.

Liverpool Dementia Information Day aims to offer help and advice for anyone with an interest in dementia as well as professionals or people who just want to understand the illness a bit better.

The free drop-in event takes place at the city’s Central Library in William Brown Street from 10.00-5.00 on Thursday, 14 March. A wide variety of over 40 organisations are taking part, providing information stalls as well as a full programme of talks and presentations.

Throughout the day there will be performances of dance, singing, music-making and also exercise sessions. Special features include Dementia Friends awareness talks, legal matters surgeries, shared reading groups and a Dementia Inequalities Board Game demonstration.

Jack Coutts, chair of organisers Liverpool Dementia Action Alliance, said, “People living with dementia and family carers have told us they need this opportunity to learn more about what is available for them. The event will be a fantastic showcase of everything on offer to help all those affected by dementia to live as well as possible.”

Liverpool Dementia Information Day is supported by Alzheimer’s Society, Liverpool BID Company, St John’s Shopping Centre and Liverpool City Council.

The full programme can be found online at ldid24.dementiaactionliverpool.com

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