NHS to hold Dementia Awareness Week event in Burnham-On-Sea
residents who are concerned about memory loss can get free advice
during a special event in the town next week.
Somerset says forgetfulness happens to everyone at some time in
their lives, but can lead people to worry about the symptoms hiding
a disease such as dementia.
year - as part of Dementia Awareness Week from 21st-25th May -
residents can climb aboard a special community bus visiting Burnham
on Monday 21st May to pick up advice and guidance from experts
if you think you or a family member may be affected by memory
loss or dementia.
board the bus visitors will be able to meet NHS dementia advisers
and support staff while finding out more about how to look after
your memory, play memory games and get information about living
with dementia or caring for sufferers.
bus will be to the public from 10.30am3.00 pm on Monday
21st May in Burnham's Morrisons Supermarket in Pier Street.
Arscott, NHS Somerset Health Promotion Manager for Older People,
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We can help people to find out
more about memory problems and the support available in Somerset
for those with a diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimers disease."