Potters Bar care home invites community to dementia event

PUBLISHED: 11:56 16 May 2017 | UPDATED: 14:51 16 May 2017

Potters Bar care home invites community to dementia event.

Potters Bar care home invites community to dementia event.

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In support of Dementia Awareness Week a Potters Bar care home are hosting an event to highlight how untreated hearing loss is linked to dementia.

In support of Dementia Awareness Week from May 14 until May 21, Cooperscroft Care Home in association with Bloom Hearing Specialists have teamed up for an event for residents, non-residents and their families.

Untreated hearing loss is linked to dementia, so the aim of the event is to highlight the importance of looking after hearing early on.

Attendees will be able to speak directly with an expert and find out about the options available to reduce the rate of progression of hearing loss as well as improving quality of life and independence.

There will also be free hearing screening tests offered as well as complementary tea, coffee and cake for all.

Dementia is being deemed to be one of the main causes of death in the 21st century, yet understanding remains low, with many suffering silently.

The event also aims to encourage a thoughtful discussion about hearing loss, and to raise awareness on how left untreated can increase the risk for dementia.

Sue Nicholson, marketing director at TLC Care said: “All our homes offer tailored care for residents that are experiencing memory loss because of Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.

“We know from experience that hearing loss is an important contributing factor to dementia and we want to work with Bloom Hearing Specialists to help more people understand this link and get help sooner.”

James Carmichael, Audiologist at Bloom Hearing Specialists said: “Hearing loss affects people in different ways.

“At Bloom Hearing Specialists we want to encourage an open discussion with everyone about the importance of good hearing health, the connection to dementia and the effective treatment options available for this often distressing and debilitating condition.

“We hope residents and non-residents will come in and talk to us about their concerns.”

The event will start at 2.30pm on Thursday, May 18, at Cooperscroft, in Coopers Lane Road, Potters Bar.

The same event is also taking place at Cuffley Manor, Coopers Lane Road, at 11am on Thursday, May 18.

For further information contact Parveen Singh on 020 3837 1013 or email parveen@wallacehealth.co.uk

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