Alzheimer's Society Dementia Roadshow - Ormskirk Clock Tower - 23rd January. 

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Amanda Bolt Alzheimer's Society with Gail Godson Home Instead

Local residents can put their questions to the experts and find out a little more about dementia on Friday 23rd January as the Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Community Roadshow rolls into Ormskirk .

The pioneering national tour will be stopping off at the Clock Tower in Ormskirk from 10am to 4pm as it aims to increase local awareness and understanding of the condition which affects over 1500 people in West Lancashire.

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 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.

Having launched in 2011, the Roadshow has already made a big difference to the lives of people across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, reaching more than 100,000 people in the three years it has been on the road.

Hazel Bayley, Alzheimer’s Society Regional Operations Manager for the North West told QLocal: "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," she added.

People can find out when the Dementia Community Roadshow will be visiting their local area by visiting www.alzheimers.org.uk/roadshow

And to keep up to date with what Alzheimer’s Society is doing in your area, follow the local Twitter account @AlzSocNWEngland or visit the Facebook page eg Alzheimer’s Society – North West England. 

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