A SCHOOL choir performed songs about dementia during a roadshow in the town centre.

The Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Roadshow visited the Old Market Place on October 9 and 10, with youngsters from Croft Primary School singing about memory and age during the event – having earlier received dementia training during classes.

With nearly 2,500 people in Warrington affected by dementia, the roadshow offered support and information on the condition.

Cllr Pat Wright, Warrington Borough Council’s executive board member for statutory health and adult social care, said: “It was my pleasure to go along and support the Warrington Dementia Roadshow today, which gave people affected by dementia an opportunity to get the information and support they need.

“I thought that the school choir were great.

“Having experienced first-hand what it is like to care for a loved one with dementia, I know just how important the Alzheimer’s Society dementia roadshow is.

“Experts from the Alzheimer’s Society provide people with information about where to get help and encourage those with concerns about their memory to visit their GP.”

The event was hosted by the Warrington Dementia Action Alliance – with representatives from Warrington Community Living, Warrington Hospital and the council’s adult social care and transport teams also in attendance.

Michael Sheppard, chairman of the Warrington Dementia Action Alliance, added: “Over 30 local organisations are working together to better support those living with dementia in Warrington and to make the borough a more dementia friendly place, so the presence of the dementia roadshow will really help with this.”