The Alzheimer's Society roadshow is coming to Wolverhampton this week - giving people the chance to find out more about living with dementia.

The roadshow will be at Sainsbury's Wednesfield, Rookery Street, tomorrow (Wednesday 30 May) from 10am to 4pm, Bilston Market on Thursday (31 May) from 9.30am to 3pm, and Queen Square, Wolverhampton, on Friday (1 June) from 10am to 4pm. For more information, please visit Type=links;Linkid=3328;Title=Alzheimer's Society;Target=_blank;.  

Lee Allen, Service Manager for the Alzheimer's Society in the West Midlands, said: "We'll be here to talk to anyone who has questions about dementia, and whatever your relationship to dementia, there are lots of ways the roadshow can help.

"For example, if you are worried about your memory or that of a loved one and want expert advice, if you or a loved one have been newly diagnosed and you're looking for more information and support, or if you have a general interest in dementia and want to learn more about how you can help or how to reduce your risk.

"We can also put you in contact with service providers and give you information booklets to take away."

Councillor Sandra Samuels OBE, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Adult Services, said: "Wolverhampton is a Dementia Friendly Community and so we are very pleased to be hosting this roadshow.

"This is an important opportunity for people living with dementia, and their families and carers, to speak to experts from the Alzheimer's Society about this debilitating condition, and to find out more about the help and support available to them here in Wolverhampton."

For more information about dementia services in Wolverhampton, please visit Type=articles;Articleid=6893;Title=Dementia;; for help and advice, please call the Alzheimer's Society's National Dementia Helpline on 0300 222 1122.

Next month, popular poet Mandy Ross will lead a morning of poetry and song, entertaining people living with dementia with gentle humour and activities.

The event, at East Park Library on Monday 11 June from 10am to 12pm, is organised by Poetry on Loan, Wolverhampton's library service and the Carer Support Team, and people will also be able to find out more about the Memory Matters service. For more details and to book a place, please contact Melinder Kaur at the Carer Support Team on 01902 553429 or via

  • released: Tuesday 29 May, 2018