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Parents and Carers NetworkEvents

Understanding dementia Event

Dr Rosalind Willis
12:30 - 13:30
7 July 2015

For more information regarding this event, please email Linnet Evans at .

Event details

Do you have a relative or friend who might be showing signs of dementia, or has already been diagnosed with the condition? This lunchtime workshop, for both current and prospective carers, will help us all gain a better understanding of the causes, signs and progress.

Dr Ros Willis is a member of the University's Ageing and Gerontology research group within Social Sciences, with a particular interest in use of services and outcomes for black and ethnic minorities. Ros will lead today's session with the aim of giving us more background knowledge, practical pointers and some good news stories as well. There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and share experiences. You can also pick up leaflets giving local sources of help and advocacy. Lunch is provided by Diversity.

All welcome. If you are not already a P&CN member, please feel free to join us now.  Just drop an email and ask for an Outlook invitation.

For a formal and comprehensive diagnosis, you should always visit your GP or other health professional. Dementia-like symptoms may have other underlying causes.

A few facts and figures

According to the Alzheimer's Society, this year around 850,000 individuals currently have some form of dementia in the UK - not all of whom are 'elderly'. There are 670,000 carers of people with dementia; family carers 'save' the UK economy £11 billion annually. Meanwhile four in five residents in care homes have a form of dementia or severe memory problems.

More information

You can find out more on our Caring for Adults pages.

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Speaker information

Dr Rosalind Willis,Lecturer in Gerontology, University of Southampton

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