Alzheimer’s Society Roadshow will visit Bradford-on-Avon

People of Bradford-on-Avon, as well as the surrounding area, will soon have the opportunity
to put their questions to experts and find out more about dementia as Alzheimer’s
Society’s Roadshow visits at the end of the month.

The charity’s mobile
information service will be stopping off at St Margaret’s car park in
Bradford-on-Avon on Thursday 27 September from 10am to 4pm and then moving on
to Melksham on Friday 28 September where it will park up in the Market Place.

The Roadshow aims to
increase local awareness of the condition which affects more than 6,900 people
in Wiltshire.  A
team of experts 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.

People
currently living with dementia or those concerned for loved ones with memory
problems are welcome to visit the team. 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.

People of Bradford-on-Avon are actively involved in making the community dementia-friendly
with the aid of the local Dementia Action Alliance (DAA).

Andrew Day, Alzheimer’s
Society’s Services Manager for Wiltshire said: “Dementia is one of the biggest
health and social care challenges of our generation, yet it continues to be a
condition surrounded by stigma. This can mean that people who are worried about
dementia, or simply want to find out more, may not know where to turn. Our
Dementia Community Roadshow offers an opportunity for those people to get the
information and support they need.

“People in Bradford-on-Avon are working hard to create a dementia-friendly community,
where people affected by dementia are understood, valued and supported. We’re
very proud to be a part of that movement.”

Alzheimer’s Society Dementia
Friends Information Sessions, led by a Dementia Friends Champion from Bradford-on-Avon DAA, will be
available on the day of the Roadshow. This is a chance for people to learn more about
dementia and turn their understanding into action. The Dementia Friends
Information Session in Bradford-on-Avon will be run at the council offices,
next to St Margaret’s car park, at 2pm.

If you are unable
to visit the Roadshow but would like to find out more about dementia, call
Alzheimer’s Society’s dementia helpline on 0300 222 11 22 or
visit alzheimers.org.uk.

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