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Get on board the Dementia Information Bus

02 October, 2014

The Care-About team from City Health Care Partnership CIC’s Carers’ Information and Support Service will be bringing portable support to people across Hull next week.

A roadshow, “Curious about memory loss and confusion? Access to information for you, for family, for friends” is aimed at people who may be worried about dementia, either in their loved ones or themselves.

Care-About staff will be on hand to give information about getting a diagnosis, help with concerns about memory loss or confusion, advise on the help available and provide access to dedicated support for the family and friends of people with dementia.

If someone you know has started to experience memory loss or confusion, it’s vital to get information and advice at an early stage. This helps to rule out other conditions with similar symptoms and getting information and support can help to maintain close relationships with loved ones who have dementia.

You may have concerns about your own experiences of memory loss or confusion that those around you aren’t aware of; the roadshows are for anyone who would like to learn more about the support available for people worrying about memory loss and confusion.

The Care-About Bus will be stopping off across Hull next week.

Monday 6 October:        Queen Victoria Square            10am – 4pm

Tuesday 7 October:       North Point Shopping Centre              10am – 4pm

Thursday 9 October:       King Edward Street- City Centre        10am -4pm

Friday 10 October:          Tesco, Hall Road                       10am – 4pm

Care-About is part of the Carers’ Information and Support Service provided by City Health Care Partnership CIC. The Care-About team provide outreach information and advice to the 23,000+ carers supporting a loved one, friend or relative across Hull thanks to a generous five year grant from the Big Lottery Reaching Communities Fund. The funding has provided a fantastic opportunity to identify hidden carers with access to an information bus four times per year.

Beverley Shore, Outreach Development Advice Worker at the Carers’ Information and Support Service, said, “We hope members of the public across the city will see this an opportunity to keep informed. If we become more sensitive to conditions such as dementia as a community, we are on our way to breaking down the barriers faced by those in need of support”.