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Dementia Awareness Sessions in Clitheroe

Published Friday, 13 November 2015

The sessions will outline the signs and symptoms of dementia, how diagnosis works and who sufferers and their families should turn to for help.

The sessions have been organised by the Ribble Valley Dementia Alliance, which is supported by Ribble Valley Borough Council, and are part of the borough’s ongoing bid to become a dementia-friendly borough.

Ribble Valley Borough Council has hosted several sell-out dementia awareness sessions at locations throughout the borough in recent years and has been working with the Alzheimer’s Society to develop a network of ‘dementia friends’ able to assist people with the condition. 

The council’s partnership officer, Dilys Day, said: “There is a considerable local appetite for making life easier for people with dementia and their families, which has been translated into a campaign to make Ribble Valley a dementia-friendly borough.

“This is the latest of several dementia awareness sessions that have attracted significant interest from across the borough.”

The first session will take place on Monday 16 November, from 2 to 4pm, at the Ribble Valley Civic Suite in Church Street, Clitheroe. The second will take place on Tuesday 24 November, from 5 to 6pm, at the Old Posthouse Hotel in King Street, Clitheroe. Entry is free, but places must be booked beforehand by phoning David Ingham at the Ribble Valley Dementia Alliance on 07803 930830.

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