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Dementia Action Week events – local charities partner up to offer support

Published on 16 May 2022 10:32 AM

Age UK West Sussex, Brighton & Hove (WSBH) is running a number of Dementia Action events this Dementia Action Week, 16th – 22nd May. Running in partnership with a range of local charities and organisations, the events are an opportunity to find out more about the support available locally for those living with dementia, their families and carers.

Events include :

· Portslade, 18th May, 10am – 3pm, Eastbrook Manor / Shark Park Café, Fishersgate Hall, West Road, Brighton, BN41 1QH. This event is in partnership with Alzheimer’s Society, Apetito, Home Instead, Independent Lives, St Vincent’s and Carers Support West Sussex

· Haywards Heath, 19th May, 10am- 3pm, Lamb House 2 Kleinwort Close Butlers Green Road, Haywards Heath, RH16 4XG. This event is in partnership with Apetito, Carers Support West Sussex, Tapestry Day Club, Care UK and Tu Vida.

· Bognor Regis, 20th May, 10am- 3pm, Laburnum Centre, Lyon Street, Bognor Regis, PO21 1UX From 10am to 3pm. This event is in partnership with Apetito, Carers Support West Sussex, Tu Vida and West Sussex Mind.

Charlie Rayner, Daybreak Dementia Services Manager said “Many people living with dementia have seen a decline in their condition during the pandemic. We want them, their families and carers to know that there’s a whole range of support available and they don’t have to suffer in silence. The coffee and cake is on us, so if dementia is having an impact on your life, why not pop in to your nearest event and find out how we could help you?”

Age UK WSBH offers a number of services for people living with dementia and their carers. These include the Daybreak service which runs social days and activities. There is also a Daybreak Extra Care service for those who might have additional needs and require support with thing like eating, drinking, taking medication and personal care. In addition, Age UK WSBH offers a course to help people living with dementia fight back against its progress, using a range of activities which work on motor skills, memory and movement.

To attend any of the Dementia Action events, please just pop in, or for further information on events and services call 07904 977 251