Knutsford PCSO hopes to raise awareness of dementia as part of national week of action Date published: 21st May 2018 9.19am

Local residents are invited to attend a number of events being held in Knutsford this week as part of Dementia Action Week (21 – 27 May 2018).

All of the events are being hosted by PCSO Courtney Nancollas from Knutsford Police Station who hopes to raise awareness of dementia and to fundraise for the Alzheimer’s Society.

The first event will be taking place on Monday 21 May between 12.30 – 2.30pm at St John’s Church Café where PCSO Nancollas will be on hand to talk about the work being undertaken to make Knutsford a dementia friendly town.

On Wednesday 23 May Courtney will be offering rail advice at Knutsford train station to increase the confidence of those living with dementia and their families travelling by train.

Then on Friday 25 May Courtney will be hosting a friendship café event between 10am – 12pm at Knutsford Methodist Church. The event is specifically aimed at those living with dementia, their families and carers.

Finally, on Saturday 26 May, Courtney will be holding a cake sale to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society at Knutsford Police Station between 10am and 2pm.

PCSO Nancollas said: “These events are open to everyone and I’d encourage all residents to come along and get involved.

“There are so many people living with dementia so its really important that we all understand the condition and think about the small things we can do to make a difference to people affected by dementia.”

On top of all the events being hosted by Courtney, Dementia Friends will also be four information sessions in Knutsford.

The sessions, which are free to attend, will be taking place at 10am and 3pm on Tuesday 22 May and Thursday 24 May. Anyone looking to attend a Dementia Friends session will need to register online at: www.dementiafriends.org.uk/WEBSession.