Friday, 23 October 2015 at 18:30 – Sunday, 25 October 2015 at 13:00
‘Let’s talk about dementia’ is a FREE public conference which aims to increase knowledge and awareness of dementia and improve access to early diagnosis and care. Currently there are 18,000 people living with a diagnosis of dementia across Greater Manchester and a similar number who do not have a diagnosis and therefore are not accessing any support.
The event is a chance for people in local communities to talk about dementia – the impact on them and their families and what services they would like to see generally. We specifically want to hear what people believe the church can do to help. The conference will also highlight opportunities for participating in research and show how these studies can increase our understanding of dementia and deliver better treatments and improved quality of life. There will be the chance to train as a Dementia Friend, and to help create Dementia Choir.
This conference is open to all. It is being held by the New Testament Church of God (NTCG) Old Trafford whose vision is to become a ‘dementia-friendly’ church, supporting the wider community. All are welcome, particularly Black and minority ethnic (BME) group members. The conference is being delivered in partnership with the University of Manchester, Manchester Institute for Collaboration on Ageing (MICRA), Alzheimer’s Society, Age UK, Together Dementia Support cic, Manchester Mental Health and Social Care NHS Trust and others.
Registration here via Eventbrite
New Testament Church of God
Brook’s Bar, Upper Chorlton Road