A Dementia Awareness conference will be held in Thanet next week.
The event, which has been organised by the Kent Community Health Trust, will be at the Trinity Resource Centre in St Mary’s Avenue, Margate, on Tuesday (October 15).
There will be presentations, information and help provided at the event and a forum for people to discuss requirements and services. There will also be a range of stalls and providers offering a wide range of products and services for the individual and their family.
Ramsgate Town Councillor and Thanet Governor for the Kent Community HealthTrust Jane Hetherington said: “ I am delighted that we are going to hold a second Dementia Awareness conference based on the format of the extremely successful Canterbury event held earlier this year.
“Dementia is particularly relevant to Thanet, seaside towns attract retirees and the average age of Thanet residents is older with more residents being in the 60 plus range.
“The average age of Kent residents is older than other parts of the country with more being in the 40 plus range. Health statistics in general are worse for Thanet with higher numbers, 7.5%. reporting bad to very bad health compared to a Kent average of 5.14% and a national average of 5.5%.
“The event was extremely well attended in Canterbury so we are hoping for a similar turnout in Thanet.”
The conference runs from 10.30am to 12.30pm. To find out more and reserve a place call 01233 667810 or go to www.kentcht.nhs.uk/dementia