DEMENTIA Action Week will be marked by a host of events at Merry Hill this week.

intu Merry Hill has teamed up with Dementia UK to offer a pop-up from the charity where staff will be on hand to offer support and advice to shoppers on all matters relating to the condition.

The pop-up will be in the centre on Monday May 20 from 10am near Asda.

Paramedics from West Midlands Ambulance Service will also provide life-saving CPR and defibrillator training to shoppers on Tuesday May 21.

The training takes place near the customer service desk between 11am and 4pm.

Naomi Campbell, Community Development Manager at intu Merry Hill, said: “According to Alzheimer’s Society, someone in the UK develops dementia every three minutes, which means almost all of us will know someone living with dementia at some point in our lives.

“Sadly, many people living with dementia say they feel cut off from their community and face the condition alone. Dementia Action Week is an extremely important initiative that looks to combat this feeling and we hope the events we’re hosting at the centre will help to create a supportive and sociable community for those living with the disease.”

Health and wellbeing choir, Feel Good, will round off the week with a special performance on Friday May 24.