How dementia aware are you? Edinburgh events

It’s World Alzheimer’s Day 2017 on Thursday 21 September and social service Dementia Champions and City of Edinburgh Council Dementia Ambassadors are marking it by holding four café style events.

The events will help people with a diagnosis of dementia and those who care for them to hear more about dementia and where to access groups and services in Edinburgh.

More than 8,000 people in Edinburgh are currently diagnosed with dementia and that figure is set to rise as our population grows and people continue to live longer.

Receiving a diagnosis of dementia can be an anxious time for both the person with dementia and their families and friends. They need information and support.

About the events

Sit in a relaxed environment, have a cup of tea and a meaningful conversation with someone with knowledge and experience of dementia. There are lots of groups and activities in Edinburgh for people with dementia and those who care for them. These events offer a relaxed, quiet environment to find out what support and services may help them.

Who are the events for?

The events are for people with a diagnosis of dementia and also for people who are worried they may have dementia and are looking for more information on how to get an assessment. The events will also be suitable for professionals who work with people with dementia to pick up information and advice.

Dates

  • Monday 18 September – 10am to 4pm – Newington Library
  • Tuesday 19 September – 10am to 4pm – Portobello Library
  • Wednesday 20 September – 10am to 4pm – Wester Hailes Library
  • Thursday 21 September – 10am to 4pm – Blackhall Library

For more information contact Rachel.howe@edinburgh.gov.uk

To find out about becoming a Dementia Ambassador email promotingexcellence@sssc.uk.com

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