LETTER: Dementia in the spotlight

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I am writing to let you know about the first ever conference dedicated to all things dementia in Eastbourne, entitled ‘Life doesn’t end when dementia begins’ and hosted by Alzheimer’s Society. The conference will see a whole host of speakers, from experts in the field of dementia and GPs to people with dementia talking about their own experiences. We would love to see people worried about their memory as well as people affected by dementia to attend; whether a carer, a person with dementia or a friend of someone with dementia, everyone is welcome.

The dementia conference at the Winter Gardens in Eastbourne on Monday, November 23, is the showcase event concluding a three-month dementia awareness campaign that has been running in East Sussex. Jeremy Hughes, chief executive of Alzheimer’s Society, is launching the conference with Amanda Philpott, chief officer Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford Clinical Commissioning Groups, and Hastings and Rother CCGs, and Keith Hinkley, East Sussex County Council’s director of social care.

More than 10,000 people are living with dementia in East Sussex and it’s imperative that more people are aware of the condition. To book a space, visit http://tinyurl.com/pnh3n3r or call 01403 213017.

Elisa Vaughan

Alzheimer’s Society

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