A pioneering Dementia Community Roadshow will visit Wrexham next week.
On Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 June the roadshow will be at Wrexham Tesco Extra raising awareness and understanding of the condition.
Currently 44,598 people in Wales have dementia, and this number is rising. The Alzheimer’s Society’s Roadshow offers free information and advice to anyone with queries about the condition, as well as helping to promote the benefits of an early diagnosis.
People, who are currently living with dementia, are worried about a friend or relative’s memory, or just have questions about the condition, are encouraged to drop by between 10am and 4pm.
The Roadshow has already made a big difference to local lives, reaching 7,638 people in Wales so far with over 1,100 people coming on board our vehicles.
Sue Phelps, Director of Alzheimer’s Society in Wales said: “The Dementia Community Roadshow helps us to reach out to local communities and people who may not know where to turn for help. Getting a diagnosis is the first step in unlocking the support and potential treatments that are available.
Receiving an early diagnosis enables people to get access to support when they need it and gives them the opportunity to plan for the future. 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.”
Michael Kissman, Community Director at Tesco said: “With stores all over Wales, we’re extremely proud to help Alzheimer’s Society raise awareness of dementia. The Roadshow is part of the legacy from our Charity of the Year partnership with the society and we hope that it contributes to building a better future for people with dementia.”
People can find out when the Dementia Community Roadshow will be visiting their local area by visiting alzheimers.org.uk/roadshow