Alzheimer’s roadshow rolls into Telford to spread the word about help and support

People will be able to drop-in and find out more about Dementia and the increasing amount that can be done to support patients and their families this week.

The Alzheimer’s Society’s Community Roadshow is visiting Telford and Wrekin tomorrow and Thursday.

The roadshow will provide an invaluable opportunity for people to find out more about the condition and why it is so important to diagnose it at an early stage.
The roadshow will be at:

Waitrose Car Park, Newport, Wednesday January 7 – 10.00am until 3.30pm

Asda Superstore, Donnington Wood, Telford – Thursday January 8th January – 10.00am until 3.30pm

Dr Mike Innes, a Stirchley GP and Chair of Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group said: “There is still far too much misunderstanding about Dementia which is why it is so welcome that the roadshow is visiting our area and particularly such busy venues. It will give people with any concerns a chance to drop in and discuss any issues or get information.

“The important messages we want to get across are that there shouldn’t be any stigma attached to Dementia, there is a lot of support that can be put in place for patients and their families, and the earlier a patient receives a diagnosis the greater the options for treatment and support become.

“The Alzheimer’s Society are expert at supporting people with concerns about dementia and we are delighted to welcome the roadshow.”

Dianne Beaumont, Services Manager for the Alzheimer’s Society agrees. She said: “Our staff will be available on our bus on both days to provide people with information and support about Dementia and getting a diagnosis.  This is an opportunity to chat informally to our dementia support workers about any concerns or questions that you may have, either for yourself, or for a loved one, or friend.”