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Memory Matters sessions launched in Sandwell

People in Sandwell who are worried about their own memory problems – or those of other people – are invited to a new monthly drop-in session.

Memory Matters takes place at The Lighthouse, Edward Street Hospital, Edward Street, West Bromwich, on the third Monday of every month from 10am-4pm.

Professionals will be on hand to offer advice and guidance to people who are concerned that they are becoming a bit forgetful, or are worried about a friend or relative.

Councillor Ann Shackleton, Sandwell Council’s cabinet member for social care, said: “From time to time we can all get a little bit forgetful, whether that’s finding it hard to remember where we put our car keys, why we entered a room or simply forgetting a person’s name.

“While for most this is nothing to worry about – a sign of stress of tiredness – help is available if anyone does have concerns. Memory Matters will give people a chance to speak to professional who can offer reassurance, guidance and simply some to talk to.”

Experts including health professionals will be available at each session and will be able to assess whether someone's memory loss is anything more serious, such as the onset of dementia, and direct them towards appropriate help and support.

The sessions will take place at The Lighthouse, Edward Street Hospital, Edward Street, West Bromwich, for the first time on Monday 15August 2016 from 10am to 4pm. No appointment is necessary, simply drop in. For more details, please call 0121 612 8224.