People in Wolverhampton can put their questions to the experts and find out more about dementia when the Alzheimer's Society Dementia Community Roadshow returns to the City this week.

It will be stopping off at Queen Square on Thursday (13 July) from 10am to 4pm as part of national tour to raise awareness and understanding of the condition which affects an estimated 3,400 people in Wolverhampton alone.

It will offer free information and advice to anyone with queries about the condition as well as helping to promote the benefits of an early diagnosis, and is also open to people currently living with dementia and those who are worried about a friend or relative's memory. No appointment is needed.

Lee Allen, Services Manager for Alzheimer's Society, said: "By having the Community Roadshow in the Black Country we are provided with an opportunity to raise awareness about dementia as well as enabling people to obtain support and advice.

"If you are worried about you or a loved one's memory or want to learn more then please come and see the team who will be available to answer any queries and signpost to available local services.

"There is also the opportunity for organisations to talk to us on how they can become dementia friendly and unite together to develop better dementia friendly communities."

Councillor Sandra Samuels OBE, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Adult Services, said: "Dementia is a debilitating condition which affects nearly a million people in the UK, including around 3,400 residents of Wolverhampton.

"The council and our partners are determined to do all we can to improve the lives of people living with dementia, and the lives of their families and carers, by making Wolverhampton as dementia friendly as possible and this free event is an opportunity to find out more about the help and support which is available to them."

Having launched in 2011, the Roadshow has already made a big difference to the lives of people across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, reaching more than 185,000 people in the 6 years it has been on the road.

  • released: Tuesday 11 July, 2017