The Alzheimer’s Society in Northamptonshire is encouraging people to talk about dementia and this week it held an event in Corby to raise awareness of the condition.
It is estimated there are 7,990 people in the county with dementia, and up to 800,000 in the UK.
To mark Dementia Awareness Week, which runs until Saturday, May 25, an event was held at Corby Dementia Cafe on Monday (May 20), attended by town MP Andy Sawford.
Gillian Shadbolt of the Alzheimer’s Society said: “As the population ages, we all face the risk of one day developing dementia. The more we know about the condition, the more prepared we’ll be to face it. The event in Corby was a great opportunity for people to find out more, talk to us, and join the conversation that everyone’s talking about.”
The Alzheimer’s Society has a range of services which support people with dementia and their carers in Northamptonshire, including singing for the brain sessions, dementia cafes and day centre provision.
If you would like more information about the support available for dementia suffers please telephone 01832 736670.