People worried about their own memory problems - or those of other people - are invited to a new monthly drop in session.

Memory Matters takes place at Wednesfield Community Hub, Well Lane, on the first Tuesday of the month from 10am to 5pm, with professionals on hand to offer advice and guidance to people who are concerned that they are becoming a bit forgetful, or are worried about a friend or relative.

Councillor Sandra Samuels, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Adult Services, said: "We all forget something from time to time, whether it is someone's name, where we put the car keys or what we went into the kitchen for.

"For most of us, this is nothing to worry about - perhaps just a sign that we are tired or under stress or simply not as young as we were, but if anyone has any concerns whatsoever, Memory Matters gives them the chance to speak to the professionals who can offer reassurance and guidance."

Experts including community psychiatric nurses and social workers will be available at each session and will be able to assess whether someone's memory loss is anything more serious, such as the onset of dementia, and direct them towards appropriate help and support. A Community Support Worker will also be available to offer information and advice.

Memory Matters has been launched by the City of Wolverhampton Council in partnership with the Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group and the Alzheimer's Society.

It takes place at Wednesfield Community Hub for the first time this Tuesday (5 July) from 10am to 5pm. No appointment is necessary, simply drop in. For more details, please call 01902 553409.

  • released: Friday 1 July, 2016