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Steve visits Dementia Community Roadshow

(June 21, 2016)

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Steve Rotheram MP, along with staff and volunteers from Aintree University Hospital helped to raise awareness of dementia and celebrate the charity’s first ever cupcake day at Alzheimer’s Society’s dementia community roadshow at Aintree University Hospital last week.

Having launched in 2011, the dementia community roadshow has already made a big difference to the lives of people across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, reaching 143,000 people in the four years it has been on the road.

Steve Rotheram MP said: “Unfortunately I know the pain of losing someone due to dementia. A growing number of people are living with the condition in our community and it is more important than ever that we all have a better understanding of the illness.”

‘I was pleased to visit the Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Community Roadshow today to find out about what is happening to help Merseyside become a more dementia friendly community and support Alzheimer’s Society’s first ever cupcake day.”

Michelle Davies, Services Manager for Alzheimer’s Society in Liverpool said: “It’s wonderful that MP Steve Rotheram is supporting us at the roadshow and helping us celebrate our first cupcake day. Receiving a timely dementia diagnosis and accessing post-diagnosis support is crucial to enable people with dementia and their carers to live well.

‘With 14,731 people predicted to be living in Merseyside with dementia, Alzheimer's Society’s Dementia Community Roadshow is a vital step in helping us to reach out to local communities and offer much-needed information and advice to those who are worried about their own, or someone else's memory. “

The Dementia Community Roadshow is aiming to reach parts of the country where access to advice and support is limited. People can find out when the Dementia Community Roadshow will be visiting events in their local area by visiting www.alzheimers.org.uk/roadshow please contact roadshow@alzheimers.org.uk for more information.

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