Wakefield memory service showing its support to World Alzheimer’s Day
The local provider of specialist mental health services is showing its support to this year’s World Alzheimer’s Day on Tuesday 21st September by holding a special information stall in the Ridings Shopping Centre.
The Wakefield memory service is part of the South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and it is joining forces with the Alzheimer’s Society to raise awareness about dementia.
The Wakefield memory service provides a specialist service for people with dementia their family and carers. The service enables improved access to assessment, diagnosis, treatment and support at the same time as raising awareness in the community about the condition.
On World Alzheimer’s Day members of staff from the service will be doing their bit to make members of the public aware of what services are available locally and how to spot memory problems at an early stage.
There will be lots of information available to carers and people who want to find out more about dementia. Staff will be on hand to answer any questions about the condition and will offer general health and wellbeing advice that could help offset the symptoms of dementia.
Richard Clibbens, who is a nurse consultant in the memory service said, "Every day, our Trust helps local people with dementia to live life to the full and we give them access to a variety of treatments and therapies to help them do this. We hope this information stall will help dispel misunderstanding about dementia, reduce stigma and raise awareness that many people lead active and successful lives despite having memory problems."
Trust Chair, Joyce Catterick added, "The Trust has a well known strapline: ‘with all of us in mind’. This phrase could not be truer when it comes to how we must all look at the topic of dementia as it could affect any one of us, our family or friends. It is vital that we all seek to understand it better."
Local people can find the information stall on Tuesday 21st September all day outside Evans in the Ridings Shopping Centre. If you are concerned about yourself or a loved one and want to know more about dementia services you are advised, in the first instance, to speak to your GP.