Help offered for Brighton and Hove dementia sufferers and their families

Posted On 10 Nov 2010 at 10:50 am

Brighton and Hove health chiefs have organised a free lunchtime event for people with dementia and their families and carers.

The event lasts for four and a half hours and includes lunch, workshops and the chance to share experiences and receive information and advice.

Those taking part will also hear about the wide range of support that is available in Brighton and Hove.

It is the fifth in a series of events running until March next year and is called Living with Dementia Together.

It takes place a fortnight on Friday (26 November) from 10am to 2.30pm at the Brighthelm Centre in North Road, Brighton.

It is being run by Brighton and Hove City Teaching Primary Care Trust, which is also known as NHS Brighton and Hove.

One in every 100 people is thought to have dementia which means that about 2,500 people living in Brighton and Hove are likely to be trying to deal with the condition.

NHS Brighton and Hove said that the aim was to provide a friendly and informal environment where local people can learn more about dementia.

A spokesman said: “Anyone with an interest in dementia is invited to attend whether they have been to an earlier event in the series or not.”

Kathy Caley, commissioner for long-term conditions and independence at NHS Brighton and Hove, said: “These events provide valuable opportunities for people to tell us what they need from local services so that they can continue to live as independently as possible.

“There is a lot of practical help and treatment available in the city and it is vital that people who have early stage dementia know where to find this support.”

To book a place, call 01273 574779 or 01273 295490 or visit www.livingwithdementiatogether.co.uk.

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