Raising awareness of growing dementia risk in Pendle

Dementia support group based at  Age Concern in Nelson are open to new members.

Dementia support group based at Age Concern in Nelson are open to new members.

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A SUPPORT worker is continuing to raise awareness of dementia — as figures reveal that an increasing number of people in Pendle are living with the illness.

Julie Hesketh, from The Alzheimer’s Society, has stepped forward to urge local residents with any concerns to go and get an early diagnosis.

The earlier a person gets treated for the illness, the quicker medication, support and advice can be given, and the easier it is for people to cope with dementia during their day-to-day lives.

 

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