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Free dementia awareness at Dursley Library

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A free dementia awareness sessions is being held at Dursley Library on Wednesday, June 21 at 2.30pm-4pm.

They cover areas including what is dementia, common types of dementia, preventing and reducing the risk of dementia, how to get a diagnosis, who to contact for support and how you can help.

They are being delivered by One Gloucestershire, which is a partnership made up of NHS, social care, public health and other public, voluntary and community sector partners.

Six free sessions have been delivered in libraries since November 2022, with another nine planned up until the end of December this year.

Further venues and dates are as follows:

  • Cinderford Library – Tuesday 16 May, 10.30am-12pm
  • Hucclecote Library – Friday 26 May, 10.30am-12pm
  • Dursley Library – Wednesday 21 June, 2.30pm-4pm
  • Bourton-on-the-Water Library – Monday 10 July, 10.30am-12pm
  • Newent Library – Wednesday 23 August, 10.30am-12pm

Further sessions are planned at Up Hatherley, Stonehouse, Moreton-in-Marsh and Longlevens libraries from September to December 2023 and dates will be confirmed soon.

Bookings can be made either at the library or through the website gloucestershire.spydus.co.uk

More venues will be added in 2024, with the aim of offering these sessions on a regular basis across libraries in Gloucestershire.

Cllr Dave Norman, cabinet member for libraries, said: “These free sessions will provide people with invaluable information and support about dementia and I’m pleased we are able to host these at our libraries around the county.

“I hope they will become a regular feature to provide support to sufferers and families affected by the disease.”

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