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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.