An event to encourage debate around dementia is set to take place in Stansted next month.

Care UK's Mountfitchet House is urging members of the community to participate in The Big Dementia Conversation on Friday, February 9, between 2pm and 3.30pm.

This nationwide initiative aims to break the taboo around discussing dementia.

With 80 per cent of adults feeling the condition is misunderstood and 69 per cent believing it lacks sufficient societal attention, Care UK hopes to encourage more open dialogue.

Hosted by Barbara Stephens, co-founder and CEO of Dementia Pathfinders, the session will help people understand the complexities of dementia and the keys to coping with it positively.

Joanna Duke, home manager at Mountfitchet House, said: "We understand how difficult it can be to adapt to the challenges that come with a dementia diagnosis.


"This event will provide local people with insight and practical advice to better understand and prepare for the different stages of the condition while providing an opportunity to connect with others in a similar position.

"We’re thrilled to be welcoming Barbara Stephens to help those in the local community learn more about what dementia might mean for a loved one, and we’d encourage those interested to book their space to avoid missing out."

Full details, including booking, can be obtained from Mountfitchet House's customer relations manager, Jade Rackham, on 01279 883849 or by emailing