Posted on September 26, 2014

Dementia awareness event held in Shropshire

A Dementia Awareness event in the Shropshire town of Broseley has been hailed a big success.

People of all ages attended the event, some of whom are family carers for those who suffer from dementia.  The aim of the event was to provide information about the condition and what can be done to help those who suffer from it, and the event was able to point a lot of people in the right direction for the support they need.

The event was organised by Broseley Medical Practice Patient Group and was supported by a number of different service providers from the county.  This is the second time that such an event has been held in the town.  Organiser Charles Morris stated that the patient group was pleased with the number of people who attended the event and highlighted just how important it is for people to find out more about the condition.

A number of different charities and welfare organisations took part, including Shropshire Dementia Action Society and the Alzheimer's Society; in addition, a local home care provider that specialises in dementia care services was in attendance.

There were a number of different activities and workshops as part of the event, and people were able to find out more about becoming a Dementia Friend.

It is estimated that around half of the 6,500+ sufferers in the county are currently undiagnosed.

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