The Dolphin Shopping Centre is teaming up with Poole Dementia Action Group to offer free advice and support on dementia to mark Dementia Awareness Week between May 18 and 22.

Staff from the Alzheimer’s Society will be available every day in the unit next to Nationwide in Kingland Crescent from 10am to 2pm, to answer queries, with information and display materials available there throughout the week.

On Monday, Wednesday and Friday, a Coles Miller solicitor will be on hand to give legal advice, while on Friday there will be Safe and Independent Living event where over-50s can receive free slippers.

There will also be advocacy and life story sessions from Dorset Advocacy, public health consultations on dementia prevention and awareness-raising sessions from Dementia Friends.

Centre manager John Grinnell said: “Dementia is a devastating problem that affects 850,000 people across the UK, so we felt it was very important to support Dementia Awareness Week.

“Anyone with questions about dementia is welcome to stop by to talk and get the information and support they need.”

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