It’s often said that one of the hardest things about dementia is getting to know the facts about the condition and then finding out what help and support is available.
To help pass on advice and guidance for anyone with any interest in dementia there’s a free drop-in Information Day on Thursday 29 September at Bridge Chapel Centre, Heath Road, Liverpool L19 4XR. The event runs from 10.00 to 5.00, organised by Liverpool Dementia Action Alliance.
Over 30 member organisations will provide exhibition stalls covering every aspect of dementia. Also there’s a full programme of presentations including talks by Anne Marie Lubanski, Director of Adult Services and Health, Liverpool City Council, and Carole Hill, Associate Liverpool Place Director at the new Cheshire and Merseyside Integrated Care Partnership, plus activities such as Dementia Friends awareness sessions and a dance workshop provided by The Brain Charity.
National Museums Liverpool’s acclaimed House of Memories On The Road mobile museum will be on site all day and there will be free legal advice about wills and Power of Attorney.
Chair of Liverpool Dementia Action Alliance, Jack Coutts said, “This is a great showcase of the excellent services and activities in and around Liverpool for people living with dementia and family carers.
“We know that Covid restrictions meant that many people with the condition and their unpaid carers missed out on information, advice and support so this event is an opportunity to find out what help is available.
“It will be valuable for anyone with a personal or a professional interest in the condition, or just wanting to know a bit more about dementia. We’re really pleased so many public, private and community organisations are taking part as well as people affected by dementia.”
Liverpool Dementia Information Day is supported by generous donations from Apollo Care, Onward, Alzheimer’s Society and Flynn and Eley Associates. Full details can be found at ldid22.dementiaactionliverpool.com
Image: Getting advice and help. Image courtesy of Centre for Ageing Better