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Dementia roadshow pays a visit
1:00pm Wednesday 16th October 2013 in News
A pioneering Dementia Community Roadshow will be visiting Dorchester from October 23-14 to increase local awareness and understanding of the condition. There are currently more than 13,700 people with dementia in Dorset and the number is rising.
The Alzheimer's Society’s Roadshow offers free information and advice to anyone with queries about the condition, as well as helping to promote the benefits of an early diagnosis.
The vehicle, funded by Tesco, will be at the Tesco Store in Dorchester on Wednesday 23 and Thursday, October 24 between 10am and 4pm.
People who are currently living with dementia, are worried about a friend or relative’s memory, or just have questions about the condition, are encouraged to drop by with no appointment necessary. Jo Malyon, Alzheimer’s Society’s Support Services Manager for Dorset, said: “The Dementia Community Roadshow helps us to reach out to local communities and people who may not know where to turn for help.
“Getting a diagnosis is the first step in unlocking the support and potential treatments that are available.”
Visit alzheimers.org.uk/ roadshow
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