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Dementia event on money and legal matters

Published: Wednesday, 7th March 2018

News story about a free dementia event focusing on money and legal matters.

Dementia awareness.

A dementia awareness event offering advice on tackling money and legal matters will take place on Tuesday 13th March, organised by Pendle Dementia Action Alliance.

The free event, which is the last in a series, will take place at St Joseph’s Community Centre on Gisburn Road Barnoldswick.BB18 5HA from 6pm – 8pm.

A free directory setting out the services and support available in Pendle will be available at the event.

Paul Gauntlett, Pendle’s Dementia Action Alliance Chair, said:

 “Like so many people, I have family members who live with dementia.

“I understand some of the issues and difficulties that people face, including the challenge of handling money and legal matters,” explained Paul.

Rebecca Purtill from Farnworth Rose Solicitors, Nelson will be talking about legal matters at the event.

And Graham Tracy from Backhouse Independent Financial Services LTD, Nelson will cover money issues.

Both companies are members of the Pendle Dementia Action Alliance, an organisation working towards a dementia friendly Pendle.

Gill Dickson from Pendle Council which helps to co-ordinate the work of the Alliance said:

“This is a public event for anyone concerned about dementia including people living with dementia, their carers and family members as well as health and social care professionals.”

Anyone wanting more information can call Gill on 01282 661361 or e mail pendledaa@gmail.com

Paul Gauntlett added:

“The Alliance is grateful for the tremendous support it receives from the private, voluntary and public sector and would like to thank Pendle Council for helping to co-ordinate the work of the Alliance.”

This is the third in a series of Pendle Dementia Awareness events which have been held since November 2017, including talks and advice from international experts in dementia.

Pendle’s Mayor Councillor David Whalley is Pendle’s Dementia Champion.  He said:

“Around 4,000 people in Pendle are affected by dementia - either living with dementia or caring for someone with dementia and that figure is growing.

“That’s why sharing advice and support is so vital,” he added.

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