ROWLAND’S Pharmacy on Church Green West has been raising a cup of cheer to raise awareness of dementia care.
The popular chemists is an accredited Healthy Living Pharmacy and this month has been concentrating on the issue of dementia.
To spread the word among its customers and passersby it held a coffee and cakes morning with lots of tasty things to eat and drink to tempt people to part with their money.
The aim was also give people to pop in and ask about any dementia issues in a friendly and welcoming environment.
Pharmacist Selina Gill said often the symptoms of dementia passed unnoticed until it was too late.
She blamed much of this on more people, especially the elderly, leaving in isolation.
“There’s been a breakdown in the sense of community,” she said.
If people are going out and meeting others, early signs of dementia can be picked up and treated much earlier, potentially with better results.
More information on dementia and the early signs is available at local pharmacies.
Rowlands also has ‘puzzle packs’ to keep the brain working.