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The Hull Dementia Collaborative, made up of health, social care and voluntary organisations from across Hull, plus people with dementia and their carers, will host an awareness raising event for the general public during Dementia Awareness Week.

The event, to take place on the Lower Deck at Princes Quay on Wednesday 18 May between 10am – 3pm, will provide members of the public with the opportunity to learn about the services available for people with dementia, and their carers, and also share some of the progress which the Hull Dementia Collaborative has made over the past year.

Dr Hari Symes, local GP and Primary Care Lead for Dementia said:

“Dementia is not a normal part of ageing; it occurs when the brain is affected by a disease, and so it can be a frightening diagnosis with a huge impact on families and carers. It is important that we support those affected by dementia as much as we can.”

“The event at Princes Quay is not only for those living with dementia; patients, carers, friends and families, but also those who would like to learn more about the disease or the ongoing work in Hull. The Collaborative looks to make life a little easier for those affected by the disease.”

Throughout the day members of the public will be able to speak to representatives from services across Hull, with the opportunity to learn about innovative work happening across the city, and even take part in workshops and activities.

The Hut People will lead a Percussion Workshop, with Humberside Fire and Rescue Service giving a demonstration of the Hull FIRST Falls services and there will be a screening of the Older People’s Celebration Event 2015 film, plus speakers from Hull City Council, NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group and the Hull Dementia Action Alliance.

Diane Redburn, Dementia Academy and Action Alliance Lead Coordinator added:

“We know that sometimes people living with dementia, and their carers, are not fully aware of the help available to them or the activities they can get involved in and how they can help with the symptoms of the disease.”

“The day aims to not only raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of dementia, but also the services that are out there to support members of the public and those living with dementia.”

June Cooke, from The Butterflies Memory Loss Support Group said:

“Being involved in the Hull Dementia Collaborative has allowed both me and members of the Butterflies Memory Loss Support Group a great opportunity to raise awareness of dementia and improve services for others on the journey of dementia.”

“Our group holds a number of social sessions across Hull and the East Riding to support people with dementia and their carers, with many of our members being incredibly passionate about raising awareness of dementia. We’re proud to support and be involved with the Princes Quay event and hope this will help others living with dementia in Hull.”

A full agenda for the day is available by clicking here.   

Members of the public are invited to attend the Lower Deck at Princes Quay from 10am – 3pm. Various events will take place during the event and no booking is required; attendees can spend as long or as little at the event as they wish.

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