Dementia advice roadshow set to hit Moray towns

A community roadshow that seeks to provide information and support to those suffering from dementia and their families will continue it’s tour of Moray next week.

Alzheimer Scotland’s information bus has already visited Buckie and is now set to call in at Keith, Elgin and Lossiemouth.

As the population in Moray ages, Dementia is becoming a key issue with an expected 50% increase in the number of people suffering from the disease. The roadshow hopes to raise awareness within the Moray community as well as supporting those who have been personally affected.

Ann Heinrich, who is a dementia adviser for Alzheimer Scotland and is based in Elgin, said: “We believe no person should go through dementia on their own.  We would encourage anyone with concerns or questions about dementia to come along and chat to us.”

The dementia tour bus will be in the Tesco Car Park in Keith on Monday, August 26 from 10am until 3pm.  It will then move on to the Glassgreen Medical Centre car park in Elgin on Tuesday, August 27 from 8.30am until 2pm before setting up in the car park at the Moray Coast Medical Practice in Lossiemouth on Wednesday, August 28.