People in York will have the opportunity to put their questions to the experts and find out a little more about dementia next week as the Alzheimer’s Society Roadshow rolls into town. Rachael Maskell MP for Central York will also be visiting the Community Dementia Roadshow in York on May 18 to find out more about the work of the Alzheimer’s Society across the city and wider North Yorkshire.
The pioneering national tour will be stopping off at Parliament Street, York on 17 and 18 May as it aims to increase local awareness and understanding of the condition which affects more than 67,000 people in Yorkshire and the Humber. It will offer free information and advice to anyone with queries about the condition, as well as helping to promote the benefits of an early diagnosis.
It is also open to people currently living with dementia, who are worried about a friend or relative’s memory or who just have questions about the condition. No appointment is needed.
Since its launch in 2011, the Roadshow has reached more than 200,000 people across England, Wales and Northern Ireland and provided valuable support and information.
Linda Haggie, Alzheimer’s Society Operations Manager for North Yorkshire, said:
“Dementia is one of the biggest health and social care challenges of our generation. Yet it continues to be a condition 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.”
You can find out when the Dementia Community Roadshow will be visiting their local area by visiting www.alzheimers.org.uk/roadshow