Northampton’s third ‘Memory Day’, where members of the public can receive information and advice about dementia related issues, is to be held next Wednesday and will build on the last two successful events.
Organised by the University of Northampton and town and county dementia partners, the annual event is free to attend and will be held on the ground floor of the Grosvenor Centre, from 9am – 4:30pm on 19 September.
New additions to the day’s agenda include free drop-in sessions in which people can access legal and personal advice about dementia and memory problems.
Also making their Memory Day ‘debut’ are REM POD, a company who produce interactive wall and ceiling installations and ‘pop-up’ memory stations to mentally stimulate people who have dementia or memory issues.
Professor Jacqueline Parkes, dementia projects lead at the University of Northampton, said: “We’ve made great strides over the past year in helping make Northamptonshire better prepared to recognise the needs of people who have a form of dementia and their carers.
“This has included hosting the ‘Future Directions in Dementia Care’ conference last November and the creation, with First For Wellbeing, of UnityDEM the advice, activities and training centre where people with dementia and their carers can access support together.
“The Memory Day serves as an important ‘anchor point’ for us to all gather and showcase the vast array of help, information and advice that we at the University and our partners offer. We very much look forward to talking with people who are either affected by dementia or to organisations who just want to get up to speed on who we are and what we do.”
There will be a range of stands for visitors to browse, collect information from and ask questions. For details of who they are, see the official dementia Community of Practice website.