Hartlepool roadshow offers dementia advice

Alzheimer's Society service manager Julia Laverick.
Alzheimer's Society service manager Julia Laverick.

Hartlepool residents can question experts and find out more about dementia at an Alzheimer’s Society community roadshow later this month.

The pioneering national tour will be stopping off at the Waldon Street car park from 10am to 4pm on Tuesday, August 25, as part of an effort to increase awareness and understanding of the condition, estimated to affect more than 1,200 people in Hartlepool.

Alzheimer’s Society service manager Julia Laverick is hoping people will visit the roadshow to find out how to seek further help or advice.

She said: “Dementia is one of the biggest health and social care challenges of our generation, yet it continues to be a condition blighted by stigma and lack of understanding.

“This can mean that people who are worried about dementia in some way, or simply want to find out more, may not know where to turn.

“The roadshow is the perfect way to get that information and support out to the people who need it.

“We’re here to provide people with information about where to get help and encourage those with concerns about their memory to visit their GP.”