Published: 05/03/2013 10:00 - Updated: 05/03/2013 11:04

Event to discuss dementia

BY LAUREN ARCHELL
07/02/13 Luton-StockThe University of Bedfordshire,Luton Campus 07/02/13 Luton-StockThe University of Bedfordshire,Luton Campus

Residents and professionals interested in finding out more about dementia are invited to a free conference at the University of Bedfordshire.

The event, which will take place on Tuesday, March 26, aims to share best practice, raise awareness of the condition and promote the various types of support available.

There will be key note speakers and a number of interactive sessions throughout the day starting with Larry Gardiner who will talk about his progress since being diagnosed with vascular dementia following a series of strokes.

Other key note speakers include Dr. Johan Schoeman, a psychiatrist from SEPT who specialises in older peoples’ mental health.

Dr Schoeman will be providing a detailed explanation on the various types of dementia.

Pam Garraway, Corporate Director for Housing and Community Living, said: “A lot of residents either know or are caring for someone who is affected by dementia, especially now that people are living longer.

“The event is open to absolutely anyone who has an interest in dementia, whether they are a professional or have a family member or friend with the condition.”

The event runs from 10am-3.30pm in Room A004 at the University of Bedfordshire (Luton campus).

Meet and greet with tea and coffee starts from 9.30am. To book a place call 01582 74 33 72.

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