Tollers Attend Northampton Event To Support People Living With Dementia

Date Added 16.09.16

Tollers Personal Injury Department and the Elderly and Vulnerable Client Unit spend a lot of time working for and with people living with Dementia and their families. Offering legal advice on safeguarding, abuse issues within Care Homes and putting protection in place for long term well-being.

This week has seen the Tollers team get involved locally at the Dementia Memory Day 2016. Veronica Male, from our Personal Injury Department and Karon Walton, the Head of our Elderly and Vulnerable Client Unit attended the event on Monday 13th September at Northampton Grosvenor Shopping Centre. This annual event is for everyone; members of the general public, people with dementia and their carers, employees from local businesses and health and social care providers. This year they ran FREE Dementia Friends training sessions, wellbeing assessments and demonstrations of chair based exercises, storytelling and reminiscence sessions.

Karon Walton, said “Memory day was a fantastic opportunity to show how many dedicated organisations can come together to offer support and guidance to our local community”.

Organisers of the event The Communities of Practice (CoP) is a group of local partners with the aim of bringing together like-minded individuals from across research, education and practice to enhance the quality of care for people living with dementia and their carers. To find out how you can help visit their website www.copnorthants.co.uk/.

Tollers specialist lawyer Veronica Male who is also the Chair of the Northamptonshire Dementia Action Alliance said “I specialise in winning compensation for individuals who have been abused or received poor care in Care Homes. One third of people with dementia live in a Care Home and I have worked on many cases where the level of care has meant unnecessary suffering. It is therefore very important to me to be involved in these kind of events.”

In the UK today there are 850,000 people with dementia, with numbers set to rise to over 1 million by 2025. This will soar to 2 million by 2051. This year alone, 225,000 people will develop dementia, that’s one every three minutes.

If you have concerns relating to a loved one with Dementia we will be happy to listen to your concerns and offer advice Talk to Tollers on 0333 414 9123 or email personalinjury@tollers.co.uk.

Offices mentioned: Northampton Office

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