MindCare open days in Beckenham and Orpington to mark Dementia Awareness Week

PUBLISHED: 16:11 16 May 2013 | UPDATED: 16:11 16 May 2013

Open days will be held in Beckenham and Orpington to mark national Dementia Awareness Week.

More than 4,000 people in Bromley are affected by the condition, which can touch countless families and friends across the borough.

The open days, held by MindCare Dementia Support, are for anyone affected in the borough and will first be held at The St Paul’s Wood MindCare centre in Giggs Hill, Orpington, from 11am on Wednesday.

The second will be held at the Beckenham MindCare centre, in Hayne Road, from 9.30am on Friday, May 24.

As well as a chance to see the MindCare centres, visitors will be able to found out about initiatives such as Coping with Caring.

This new projext funding by the council aims to give those caring for someone with dementia the tools and support to help them love with the condition.

Chief executive of Bromley Mind, Ben Taylor, said: “Focusing on the individual is a core principle of Dementia Awareness Week and the dementia support we provide at MindCare centres.

“Through Open Days like these we hope to show anyone affected by dementia what information and support is available for them in their local community.

“Whilst living with dementia presents real challenges, getting access to the right support can bring significant benefits for the quality of life of people with dementia and their family and friends.”

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