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Dementia awareness event set for hospital

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: May 18, 2014

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PEOPLE are being urged not to bottle up concerns they may have about dementia.

Dementia Awareness Week takes place until Saturday and aims to raise the profile of the condition.

Special dementia advisers will be talking to patients and visitors to Burton’s Queen’s Hospital on Tuesday as part of a special event to raise awareness of the illness.

Burton GP and chairman for the East Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group Dr Charles Pidsley said: “Many people worry that they or a loved one may be developing dementia, but they don’t seek help.

“In all cases bottling the worry up is usually the worst thing to do. Many people suffering from the classic symptoms such as confusion and forgetfulness may not have dementia at all.

“If dementia is diagnosed, the sooner it is detected, the wider the range of options for managing it become. Early diagnosis can allow a range of support to be put in place for people with dementia and for their carers. This can dramatically improve people’s quality of life and help prevent crises which can be deeply distressing.”

People urged to take a trip into past of town

AN arts centre is offering residents the opportunity to take a step back in time as it introduces ‘Bygone Burton’.

The Brewhouse Arts Centre, in Union Street, will host a series of screenings, looking at vintage photos and films of Burton in days gone by.

The first film screening ‘Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II’ will give visitors the opportunity to take a tour around Burton and further afield as the country celebrates the Queen’s Coronation.

The event takes place from 1.30pm on Saturday and tickets cost £2.

More information is available by calling 01283 508100.

Community radio station handed a cash booster

A RADIO station for the community is celebrating after scooping a cash boost

Hermitage FM has benefited from three substantial council grants.

A Big Society Grant Fund of £19,830, a Shire Community Building Grant of £2,316 and a Better Places Capital Works fund grant of £18,000.

North West Leicestershrie District Council councillor Terri Eynon said “Community radio is a great way to promote this area and bring even more people to see the good things North West Leicestershire has to offer.”

Area forum meeting will allow issues to be aired

DETAILS of the next Swadlincote Area Forum meeting have been announced.

It will take place from 7.30pm on Tuesday, June 17 at Goseley Community Centre, in Hartshill Road, Hartshorne.

An update on several highways related issues will be read at the meeting.

Flooding concerns eased by gully cleaning work

COUNCIL chiefs have eased flooding concerns in South Derbyshire.

Workers from Derbyshire County Council have cleaned gullies in Common Road, Church Gresley, in a bid to stop problems in the area.

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