17 May 2019 - Free Event for Anyone Touched by Dementia During Dementia Action Week, Southport residents are invited to attend a free dementia hub event hosted by North West Ambulance Service (NWAS), Merseyside Fire and Rescue and Mersey Care NHS Trust. Aimed at anyone living with dementia or who knows somebody that is, the event will take place on Wednesday 22 May at Southport Fire Station. Attendees can drop in at any time between 10am and 12pm to speak to representatives from the ambulance and fire services as well as local healthcare professionals and the Alzheimer's Society. The event will provide an informal atmosphere for people living with dementia or touched by it in any way to access any advice and information that they may be useful for them. A Dementia Friends session will also be running from 1pm which will allow people to understand dementia more and see how they can help people within their community. Following this, between 2pm and 3pm, there will be a café style film screening of two dementia related films followed by a Q&A session with dementia experts from Mersey Care. Community Specialist Paramedic for NWAS, Graham Pacey, said: “This is the second event of its kind in Southport with the last one being very popular. One in 14 people over the age of 65 live with dementia and it is something that affects so many people, this event will offer a relaxed environment to get useful information about the condition and well as signposting to relevant support services.” The event is open to anyone will no registration required.