Raising awareness of dementia in Bexleyheath and Crayford

David Evennett, MP for Bexleyheath and Crayford, was one of the many local residents who visited the Alzheimer’s Society’s Community Roadshow van in Bexleyheath on Friday, 7 November.

The Roadshow has reached 100,000 people across the country since it was launched in 2011, all of whom have been able to access information and advice about dementia, its symptoms and how to get support.

Mr Evennett said “Around 3000 people in Bexley suffer from dementia and many more are affected by the disease. It is important that family members, who provide so much care and support, know that they have somewhere to turn if they have concerns about a loved one’s memory, and that they can get a diagnosis and support arranged as soon as possible. I congratulate the Alzheimer’s Society on this vital campaign.”

Alzheimer's Society Road Show

Mr Evennett is pictured with Sarah Taylor, Louise Savage and Roadshow Manager Peter Griffith at their van in the Broadway.