Dementia Action Week

As it’s Dementia Action Week (May 20-May 26) Alzheimer’s Society Sefton is promoting a series of local events and activities that raise awareness of dementia.

The organisation has a pop-up Memory Café at the Willows Day Centre, Parkhaven Trust, in Maghull today from 9.30am to 11.30am.

And they will also be at the Atkinson in Southport on Tuesday 21 May from 11am to 3pm where a reminiscence event has been organised by The Memory Clinic inconjunction with the Atkinson. There will be exhibits, reminiscence materials and a chance to find out and share memories about the old infirmary in Southport.

During the week, The Atkinson in Southport is also running a Dementia Friends session on Wednesday 22 May from 11am to 12noon. Anyone is welcome to take part.

Dementia Friends is a social action movement set up by the Government in 2012 with the aim to increase dementia awareness and to encourage people to take positive action. There are now more than 2.5 million Dementia Friends across the country.

The free session will give you some basic awareness, help you understand dementia and allay some of the myths and misunderstandings about the condition.

If you are interested in attending, please click on this link to book your place.

On the Wednesday (22nd) there is also a series of events taking place at Southport Fire Station which have come about after joining forces with North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust.

The Dementia Hub takes place from 10am to 12noon and gives people the opportunity to find out about local dementia services.

From 1 to 2pm a free Dementia Friends session is running which you can book on to by clicking this link.

From 2 to 3pm the Memory Service will be showing a couple of short films on dementia “A Month in the Life” and “Dementia from the Inside”, then finish with a question and answer session. There will be a psychiatrist, a psychologist and an advanced nurse practitioner from the Memory Clinic as well as Alzheimer Society’s Dementia Support Worker Elaine Young. This is your opportunity to put your dementia-related questions to a panel of experts whether you are affected by dementia or you work with people who live with this condition.

For information about dementia or the other events, then contact Alzheimer’s Society on 01704 539967 or email: seftonoffice@alzheimers.org.uk

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