Insurance companies across the country are uniting against Dementia next week to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society.

A free event will be hosted by Stanmore Insurance next Thursday, November 7 at the University of Bolton’s Institute of Management.

It will be part of a national Insurance United Against Dementia Day.

Jackie Hyde, Director at Stanmore Insurance, is working with her sister Sue Barker to share their experience with the disease in memory of their late father.

Towards the end of his life, their dad was diagnosed with vascular dementia and they were forced to go through the difficult process of getting a deprivation of liberty order to make decisions for him.

Jackie's contact at Stephensons Solicitors was able to provide advice on the process and the pair want to make sure other people are able to access similar support and advice.

The event, starting at 6pm, aims to raise awareness of dementia and the support available, as well as raising funds for the Alzheimer's Society.

Visitors can expect refreshments, stands from organisations such as the charity, Bolton Carers, and Therapy for Change, and a play.

The Last Memory by Talking Stock follows the relationship between a father and daughter and how they protect his memory after an Alzheimer’s diagnosis.

Jackie will also give a talk alongside Sophie Maloney from Stephensons’ Solicitors.

Someone in the UK develops dementia every three minutes, and the disease often affects women the worst.

Although the event is free, it is necessary to book tickets, and a donation of at least £10 would be greatly appreciated.

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