Help at hand for dementia sufferers in Brighton and Hove

Posted On 13 Mar 2011 at 5:32 pm

Health chiefs in Brighton and Hove have organised a free event for people with dementia and their carers.

The lunchtime event is intended to increase awareness of the range of help that is available.

It is the seventh in a series of events called “Living with dementia together” and is being held at the Brighthelm Centre in North Road, Brighton, on Thursday 24 March.

The series of events is being run by Brighton and Hove City Teaching Primary Care Trust, which is also known as NHS Brighton and Hove.

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The trust said that one in 100 people is thought to have dementia which means that it is likely to affect about 2,500 people living in Brighton and Hove.

Kristina Parkinson, commissioner for long-term conditions and independence at NHS Brighton and Hove, said: “There is a lot of practical help and treatment available in the city.

“It is vital that people who have early stage dementia know where to find this support.    

“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.”

The event is intended to be relaxed and informal and includes workshops, talks, information stalls, and a free lunch.

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

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