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A Chance to meet with Dementia Advisers at Scunthorpe General Hospital

04/03/2014

Additional support is being offered for dementia patients and their families in their local hospitals.

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust has teamed up with the Alzheimer’s Society to offer regular drop-in sessions at its hospitals in Scunthorpe and Grimsby.

Dementia advisers will be on hand to offer information, advice and guidance to people affected by dementia.

Emily Cross, services manager for North and North East Lincolnshire at Alzheimer’s Society, said: “The sessions are open to absolutely anyone so whether you are worried about your memory or you or a loved one have been diagnosed with dementia, or even if you are a healthcare professional seeking advice, we are here to help.”

The sessions start on Friday March 7 at Scunthorpe General Hospital. People can drop-in to the outpatients department from 1pm to 4pm to ask any questions they may have about dementia itself or the support available to them. The sessions will then run every first Friday of the month.

At Grimsby’s Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital the sessions, which are also 1pm to 4pm in the outpatients department, start on Friday March 14 and will run every second and fourth Friday of the month.

Rachel Greenbeck, quality matron with the lead for dementia at the Trust, said: “These sessions are going to be so useful for our patients, their carers and their families for advice and support but also our staff who may be concerned about their own families or may want guidance on caring for their patients. The Alzheimer’s Society is offering a really valuable resource which we hope people will take advantage of.”

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