As part of Dementia Week, Health and social care organisations across Blackburn with Darwen and East Lancashire will be holding a dementia awareness event on Monday, 19 May 2014, at Turf Moor. The event is aimed at educating people with dementia, their families and professionals, providing them with valuable information about dementia and the local services that are available.
There will be an interactive marketplace of workshops for those affected by dementia. Visitors will be able to find out how innovation in dementia is improving care to support people living at home. A Virtual Dementia Tour will give visitors the opportunity to simulate what those with the condition experience and how it impacts their daily living. Symptoms include memory loss, mood changes, and problems with communicating and reasoning.
Dementia Friend sessions will explain more about recognising the early symptoms of dementia and create a better understanding of how to help those with the condition. Carers wishing to attend will find support and contacts in making their lives easier and help improve services. A dementia café will be at the event for visitors to meet and chat with people who understand about dementia in a relaxing atmosphere.
The event is available to EVERYONE
Those wishing to attend the Dementia Awareness Event, it is being held at the James Hargreaves Suite, Burnley Football Club (Turf Moor) 19 May 2014 from 10am–3.30pm. Organisations are welcome but you do need to book– max 2 places by registering directly on http://goo.gl/83I4S7, or by ringing 01772 536294. If transport to the event is a concern, please ring 01282 644880 for options available and to make arrangements.Dementia Awareness Event (jpg | 383.2 KiB)