On 23 November 2017, the West Lancashire Dementia Friendly Community held an information marketplace day at Ormskirk fire station to turn up the heat on dementia awareness.
As registered Dementia Friends, Mooney Everett are deeply committed to being part of West Lancashire Dementia Friendly Community, a group of dedicated volunteers and local organisations who have made it their mission to make West Lancashire more dementia friendly.
The marketplace event was designed to raise awareness, provide information and signpost access to support for carers and anyone diagnosed with dementia. Various local agencies were available to offer up practical advice for what to do in the early stages when the first signs of dementia are spotted and as the disease progresses. It was also an opportunity for people to voice their suggestions on what would be helpful to ensure their loved ones live well with dementia in West Lancashire.
As dementia is a progressive disease, with little warning on when the next will happen, it pays to get prepared as soon possible. Solicitors from Mooney Everett were on hand to offer legal advice and support on issues such as making a will, lasting powers of attorney and assessing mental capacity.
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