Indian Association Manchester to host dementia awareness workshop

Indian Association Manchester to host dementia awareness workshop

A community event designed to help raise awareness of the growing prevalence of dementia is set to take place in Manchester this week.

The free workshop will take place at Gandhi Hall in Manchester this Thursday (17). It has been organised by Indian Association Manchester in collaboration with Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Trust and NIHR Clinical Research Network.

According to Ambily Sathish, who is carrying out doctoral research in the subject and is also helping to organise this week’s event, the number of people with dementia is steadily increasing in the United Kingdom.

She said: “It is estimated that there are currently 850,000 people diagnosed with dementia in the UK and it is predicted an increase of 40 per cent over the next 12 years.

“Whilst a diagnosis related to cognitive decline is usually made after the age of 60, the underlying processes that cause the decline start 10, 20 or even 30 years before. So, reducing the risk is something you might want to think about in your 40s and 50s.”

Thursday event will take place between 3pm and 6pm at Gandhi Hall, Brunswick Road, Withington, Manchester, M20 4QB.

Highlights include:

  • The risk factors of dementia – Guest speaker, Prof. Iracema Leroi.
  • How to get started with a healthier lifestyle to age with a healthy brain.
  • Dance and Dementia.
  • Take a free memory test from experts.
  • Free hearing Screening.
  • Healthy vegetarian refreshments.

The workshop is free and open to the public.

To register, contact Ambily Sathish 07739 120575 or Meghla Naidu 07872 634526. Alternatively, register online here.

Main image: ©US Air Force – Tomography scan at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center.

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