Dementia groups across West Cumbria have planned two weeks of free events to help those living with, worried about or caring for someone with dementia.

Allerdale Dementia Action Alliance and Copeland Dementia Friendly Communities will be supporting this national campaign as we head into Dementia Action Week from May 16. 

The events include a combination of fun activities and support and advice sessions, and will be held across a variety of locations including Wigton, Millom, Whitehaven, Silloth, Cleator Moor, Cockermouth, Seascale, Workington and Keswick.

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Cumbria County Council’s Community Development Team are supporting the events and will be joined by a variety of local charities and partners to offer support and advice, to help ease the burden to anyone dealing with issues relating to the illness. 

Councillor Patricia Bell, Cabinet Member for Health and Care Services, said: "These events come at an important time as diagnosis rates fall to a five-year low. Research shows that the misconception around memory loss being a sign of normal ageing is the biggest barrier to people seeking a dementia diagnosis. The events will offer advice and support to anyone effected by dementia, whilst also providing a variety of fun activities for those with dementia and their carers."

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Events include a fun-offering of  tea dances, ping pong, memory cafes, boccia and much more. 

To view the full timetable or for more information follow Copeland and Allerdale Community Development on Facebook. 

Printed timetables are also available in Whitehaven and Workington Libraries.

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