THE Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Community Roadshow will be arriving in March as part of a tour of East Anglia. With more than 77,000 people estimated to be living in the East Midlands with dementia, Alzheimer’s Society’s Roadshow is an essential service which will provide much needed information and advice about the condition.
The vehicle, funded by Tesco, will be at The Tesco Store, Hostmoor Avenue, on October 11 and 12 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. This is the third Dementia Community Roadshow visit to East Anglia. In the first and second visits we reached over 1,800 of these 630 people came aboard the vehicle.
Paul Dunnery, Area Manager for East Anglia and Central, Alzheimer’s Society, says: “We are delighted that the Dementia Community Roadshow is back in East Anglia and we hope as many people as possible will take advantage of this vital free information service. The Roadshow really is pioneering as it helps us reach out to communities, tackle stigma by raising awareness of the condition and encourage people who are worried about their memory to visit their GP.”
Josh Hardie, Tesco Head of Corporate Responsibility, says: “With stores all over the East Anglia, we’re extremely proud to help Alzheimer’s Society raise awareness of dementia. The Roadshow is part of the legacy from our Charity of the Year partnership with the society and we hope that it contributes to building a better future for people with dementia.”
People can find out when the Dementia Community Roadshow will be visiting their local area by visiting www.alzheimers.org.uk/roadshow