Bognor Regis Host Dementia Drop-Ins At Libraries

Bognor Regis residents can learn more about dementia and the services available to them at two special dementia awareness drop-ins.

Dementia-picAround 14,000 people are estimated to have dementia in West Sussex. That figure is expected to reach 18,000 by 2025.

Representatives from Alzheimer’s Society will be providing information on Monday 5 June between 10.30am and 12pm at Willowhale Library, in Pryors Lane.

Then on Monday 12 June between 11am and 3pm at Bognor Regis Library, in London Road, Alzheimer’s Society will be joined by a range of other organisations including Coastal West Sussex Mind, Arun Wellbeing and Age UK to answer any questions about dementia.

Sue Rennie, Alzheimer’s Society Services Manager for West Sussex, said: “These events at the libraries promise to provide lots of information on what dementia is, how it affects people and the services that are available locally.

“With 3,343 people living with dementia in the Arun area, it is vital that more people are aware of the services and support available to them in the area.”

To find out more about the events or Alzheimer’s Society services available in Sussex, call the Sussex Helpline on 01403 213017 or visit www.alzheimers.org.uk/local-information/dementia-connect.