Major conference on Alzheimer’s

A major regional conference on Alzheimer’s is set to take place in Derry this week.

The event organised by The Alzheimer’s Society Northern Ireland will be held at the Everglades Hotel in the city tommorow and the focus of the conference will be on Dementia-friendly communities.

A dementia-friendly community is a city, town or village where people with dementia are understood, respected, supported, and confident they can contribute to community life.

The Alzheimer’s Society’s new report ‘Building dementia-friendly communities: A priority for everyone’ shows that almost half (44 per cent) of people with dementia feel like a burden and so avoid getting involved with local life.

For further information on the conference contact the Alzheimer’s Society, tel 71348877.