Dementia community roadshow

SCOTLAND’S first ever Dementia Community Roadshow will visit Forfar on Wednesday (today) and Thursday, with the aim of providing invaluable support and advice to local families.

With more than 2,000 people living in Angus with dementia and with this figure set to double within the next generation, the Alzheimer Scotland Roadshow is a vital step in providing much needed information and advice about the condition.

The vehicle will be at the Tesco Forfar store on Castle Street for two days, and will be open to visitors between 10 am and 4 pm.

People who are currently living with dementia, are worried about a friend or relative’s memory, or have questions about the condition are encouraged to drop by with no appointment necessary and in complete confidence.

The Dementia Community Roadshow involves a purpose built information vehicle which is travelling around Scotland, aiming to reach 10,000 people over the next three years.

It was made by possible by Alzheimer Scotland, along with Alzheimer’s Society, being Tesco Charity of the Year 2011.

Henry Simmons, Chief Executive for Alzheimer Scotland, says: The Dementia Community Roadshow is a vital part of the support we are able to offer people around Scotland.

“It is helping us reach communities across the country, with information and advice, should they have any concerns about dementia.

“It is a truly pioneering form of support and allows us talk to people, face to face, in communities all over Scotland. “