Local experts in conditions such as dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease will be in Bristol this Thursday (January 9).
Staff from ²gether NHS Foundation Trust will be manning a stand in the Galleries shopping centre, in Broadmead, throughout the day, alongside representatives from the Alzheimer’s Society.
The event is an opportunity for ²gether, which is participating in the tender to provide the City’s dementia services, to meet local people and hear their views.
Dr Martin Ansell, clinical director of older persons mental health services at ²gether, said: “Dementia is now a national concern and because we live in an aging society, it is expected that more people will develop memory problems.
“In Gloucestershire our Managing Memory together service offers support and education to people worried about memory, people with dementia and carers of people with dementia. Through Managing Memory we provide services from the very outset, when people are beginning to think that they or someone they care for has a memory problem.
“With an early diagnosis and the right treatment and support, many people we work with are able to lead active and fulfilled lives.
“If there is a deterioration in their condition, we have a range of support and treatment options which can help, and we will be able to share our experiences and thoughts about dementia, Alzheimer’s and related issues on Thursday.
“We’re looking forward to seeing people at the Galleries, sharing our experiences and most importantly, hearing people’s thoughts and views around the future of dementia services in Bristol.”