Liverpool Dementia Information Day

People living with dementia and their carers can find out more about the condition and the support services available at next week’s Liverpool Dementia Information Day.

Organised as part of World Alzheimer’s Month, the free event, on Wednesday 25 September, will see a packed programme of speakers at the Conference Centre at LACE, as well as 30 organisations hosting information stalls. The event has been organised by Liverpool Dementia Action Alliance

Doors are open from 10am-6pm, with Cllr Paul Brant, cabinet member for social care and health, starting the talks programme at 10.30am by launching Liverpool City Council and Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group’s joint Dementia Forward Plan 2019-2024.

Other talks include:

  • 11am –House of Memories, National Museums Liverpool’s dementia awareness programme
  • 1.30pm – Jackson Lees Solicitors on Lasting Power of Attorney and wills
  • Noon – Healthiness, exercise classes for everyone 
  • 2.30pm – Local Solutions, carers assessments
  • 5pm – Martin Farran, director, Adult Services and Health, Liverpool City Council.

The complete programme of talks is on Dementia Action Liverpool’s website. All talks will be supported by a BSL interpreter.

There will also be three hour-long Dementia Friends sessions at 11am, 1.30pm, and 3.30pm. Dementia Friends is the Alzheimer’s Society initiative that aims to improve everyone’s awareness and understanding of the condition.

Cllr Paul Brant, cabinet member for health and social care, said: “We all know that more and more people are now living with dementia and this not only impacts their lives but also those of their loved ones. Our commitment to people living with dementia is reflected in the council’s £30m investment in its two new dementia hubs which will open by the end of the year.

“The information day is a great opportunity for all these fantastic organisations to share how they can support people and it is a brilliant one-stop-shop for anyone who is caring for someone living with dementia.

“There is plenty of incredible work going on in the city, but there is always more that we can do and that is why we are using the opportunity to launch our joint forward plan.

“The council and Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group have developed the plan following extensive engagement. It sets out how we will help people in Liverpool through their dementia journey; from helping them to stay healthy and hopefully preventing the condition all the way through to supporting people to approach the end of their life with dignity.

Chair of Liverpool Dementia Action Alliance Ruth Eley said: “This will be a great showcase of all Liverpool’s excellent services and activities for people living with dementia and family carers and should be valuable to anyone with a personal or professional interest in the condition, or just wanting to know a bit more about dementia.

“We’re really pleased so many public, private and community organisations are taking part as well as people affected by the condition, particularly our friends from SURF – the Service Users Reference Forum.

“I would also encourage everyone to find out about becoming a Dementia Friend. Come along to one of our three sessions next Wednesday and find out how you can help to create more awareness and understanding of the condition.”

You can keep up to date with what’s happening on the day by following #LPOOLDID, #LetsTalkAboutDementia and #WorldAlzMonth on social media.

Anyone looking for support services in Liverpool, Wirral, and Knowsley can also use the Live Well Directory – www.thelivewelldirectory.com .

The Conference Centre at LACE is on Croxteth Drive, L17 1AA where there is ample parking.

To reach LACE by public transport, take the 75, 76, 80 or 80A bus from the town centre and alight on Ullet Road.