People in Tuebrook are being invited to find out how to become a dementia friend on Thursday 15th December.
An information session is being held at Brockman Hall, St John the Baptist Church on West Derby Road from 2-3pm.
Hosted by Councillor Carol Sung, it is a chance to learn more about what it is like to live with dementia and turn that understanding into action.
DID YOU KNOW?
• In the UK 850,000 people are living with dementia, 670,000 people are primary dementia carers and 24.5 million people (38% of the population) have a relative or friend living with dementia.
• Shopping and using everyday high street services plays an important part in the lives of people living with dementia but there can be difficulties which cause them and their families and carers to avoid particular shops, services or locations.
• 225,000 will develop dementia this year, that’s one every three minutes
• 850,000 people in the UK will have a form of dementia by 2015. In less than ten years a million people will be living with dementia. This will soar to two million people by 2051
• Dementia costs the UK economy over £26 Billion per year. This is the equivalent of more than £30,000 per person with dementia.
• Anyone looking for confidential advice, information and support, can call Alzheimer’s Society’s National Dementia Helpline on 0300 222 11 22 or visit alzheimers.org.uk