So, what do you know about Alzheimer’s disease?
In reality, people in general tend to know very little about the condition. For many people, it is perceived as an “old persons” disease, or something that happens to other people. Those that do know something about Alzheimer’s generally have been exposed to the disease at some personal level, either through a family member or relative who is living with it, or perhaps, through the experience of a close friend or colleague.
It is true to say that people’s perception of what Alzheimer’s is, is their own realty. In order to change reality, we need to change the perception. How do we do this? Through delivering accurate education and information.
Due to an increasingly ageing population, the number of people with dementia in Ireland is expected to rise from the current level of 42,000 to almost 150,000 over the next 25 years or so. It is quite likely that in the future you or someone close to you will be directly affected by Alzheimer’s. It is vitally important therefore, that the right information is available and that the support and infrastructure required is also available and accessible at a local level.
Dementia Information Evening
Perhaps you are concerned about a loved one or relative but don’t know where to go? Maybe you just want to know more? Maybe you want to help but don’t know how.
Good news! The Alzheimer Society of Ireland (Westmeath Branch) in conjunction with Whelehans Pharmacy will be hosting a Dementia and Alzheimer’s Talk in the Greville Arms Hotel on Wednesday April 2nd at 7pm. The event is free of charge and all are welcome
We will have a number of guest expert speakers presenting on the evening, including
Dr Michael O’Cuill, leading expert in Dementia in Westmeath.
Mr Eamonn Brady, pharmacist at Whelehans Pharmacy.
We will also have contributions from local Westmeath Nursing Lead and Carers in addition to other staff from the Alzheimer Society. There will be an opportunity to ask questions of our experts, so, it should be an informative and enjoyable evening.
Whilst the primary goal for the evening will be to inform, some time will also be given to promote the work of the Society in Westmeath, particularly with a view to growing the scope range of services provided for people living with dementia, their families and carers throughout the county.
Interested? Yes, this is for me?
Wednesday 2nd April 2014, Greville Arms Hotel, Mullingar, 7pm
Take the next step, book your place for the evening by calling Whelehans at 04493 34591.
Places are limited, so take action now and book early.