Experts are on the road

Jane Lamont and Sophie Ford.
Jane Lamont and Sophie Ford.

County residents are being invited to ‘do something new’ and put questions about dementia to the experts during Dementia Awareness Week.

People who will live in and around Ashington are being urged to take advantage of the Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Community Roadshow when it rolls into town.

Residents are being invited to the tour by Alzheimer’s Society staff when it stops off at the Asda Superstore, Portland Park, Lintonville Terrace, on Tuesday, May 19, from 10am to 4pm.

The roadshow will offer free information and advice to anyone with queries about the condition, and is open to people currently living with dementia, who are worried about a friend or relative, or who just have questions.

Alzheimer’s Society services manager Jane Lamont, who is based at the Wansbeck Business Centre in Ashington, said: “Dementia is one of the biggest health and social care challenges of our generation and can affect a person’s relationships and their connection to the world they love, leaving them feeling isolated and along.”

“At Alzheimer’s Society, we do everything we can to keep people connected to their lives and the people who matter most. That’s why this Dementia Awareness Week we would like to increase understanding of the condition and encourage more people to “do something new” and come along to the roadshow.”

For further details about Alzheimer’s Society services in Northumberland contact the charity’s Ashington team on (01670) 813255.