According to the Dementia Action Alliance UK, there is a large scale issue facing us all.
There are 750,000 people living with dementia in the UK now and by 2025 there will be over one million. Dementia is an incurable condition caused by diseases of the brain which over time seriously impairs the ability of someone with dementia to live independently.
Symptoms can include severe memory loss, mood and personality changes and behaviour that challenges others such as serious confusion, agitation and aggression. Many people with dementia also have other medical conditions or develop them during the course of their illness.
If you're concerned about someone or yourself or want to help, this event will be useful.
Formby Library is holding a Dementia Awareness/Older Persons’ Advice Event on Friday January 27, between 10 am-4 pm.
The event is aimed at anyone who would like information, advice or support regarding dementia and there will also be local organisations in attendance to provide general advice and support for older people in the local community.
It is a drop in event so people can simply turn up between 10am-4pm and speak to organisations such as the Alzheimer’s Society, The Formby Project, Sefton Pensioner’s Advocacy Centre and the Affordable Warmth Team.
For further details, please contact Formby Library on 01704 874177 or email Formby.firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Sefton Libraries, visit www.sefton.gov.uk/libraries
(Source: Sefton Council)