Dementia roadshow to come to town

MONIFIETH will be the location of Scotland’s first ever Dementia Community Roadshow next Thursday (May 3).

The aim of the event is to provide invaluable support and advice to local families about the condition.

With over 2,000 people living in Angus with dementia and with this figure set to double within the next generation, the roadshow hosted by Alzheimer Scotland will be a vital step in providing much needed information and advice about the condition.

The vehicle will be at the Tesco Monifieth store on the High Street on the May 3 and will be open to visitors between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

The Dementia Community Roadshow involves a purpose built information vehicle which is travelling around Scotland, aiming to reach 10,000 people over the next three years.

Henry Simmons, chief executive for Alzheimer Scotland, says: “The Dementia Community Roadshow is a vital part of the support we are able to offer people around Scotland. It is helping us reach communities across the country, with information and advice, should they have any concerns about dementia.”

While Tony McElroy, corporate affairs manager for Tesco in Scotland said: “We’re really proud to help Alzheimer Scotland raise awareness of dementia in Monifieth.

It’s fantastic that so many customers will be able to take the opportunity to visit the Roadshow and access advice and support.”