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Dementia Action Week 2018

Published on 20 May 2018 05:27 PM

Dementia Action Week takes place between the 21st and the 27th of May. The goal of Dementia Action Week is to encourage people to take action to help improve  lives of those affected by dementia and working to create a dementia-friendly UK where those with memory loss or dementia do not feel excluded.

In the UK, there are about 800,000 people with dementia; it is estimated that around 400,000 people have dementia but do not know it. By raising awareness about this condition, it is hoped that more people will be diagnosed earlier, giving more time for them to come to terms with future symptoms.

Organised by the Alzheimers society, it was decided that for 2018 the name of the week would change from Dementia Awareness Week to Dementia Action Week in order to recognise the fact that while raising awareness of issues surrounding dementia is important, more action needs to be taken to create the change in communities that people with dementia want and need.

During the week, everyone will be asked to take actions, both large and small to help make everyday life better for those with dementia. 

We have organised a week of music and musical performances for the members of our Cogs Clubs. We also have a Dementia Fundraising Tea on Friday.


Monday 21st  

UKeRhythmics    Ukelele band

Tuesday 22nd May

U3A Folk Group

Thursday 24th May

Ann Swaithe Singer/Entertainer

Friday 25th May

Ann Swaithe Singer/Entertainer

Dementia Fundraising Tea by Jean Hunter

Saturday 26th May`

Ronnie Goldsmith Singer/Guitar