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Wales visited by Dementia Roadshow

Wales visited by Dementia Roadshow
30th October 2012

The Alzheimer's Society Dementia Community Roadshow is touring Wales in order to raise awareness of the condition, which is believed to affect more than 40,000 older adults in the country.

Visits will be carried out by the vehicle, which has been funded by supermarket company Tesco, across Wales in October and November.

Carol Anne Jones, area manager for Wales at the Alzheimer's Society, stated she is delighted that the Dementia Community Roadshow is touring Wales.

"We hope as many people as possible will take advantage of this vital free information service," she said, hoping it is able to reach out to communities, tackle stigma by raising awareness of the condition and encourage older adults who may be worried about their memory to visit their GP.

Dignity lead at the British Geriatrics Society Jackie Morris recently described the care of older adults in the UK who are affected by dementia as challenging.

Find out about dementia care and support services at Barchester care homes.