Get involved in Dementia Action Week 2019

Dementia Action Week (20-26 May 2019) unites people, workplaces, schools and communities to take action and improve the lives of people living with dementia. Join in the conversation online with #DAW2019.

Events will be taking place up and down the country for Dementia Action Week. From music festivals to information stands, there’s something for everyone and we all have a role to play in helping to build dementia-friendly communities. Find an event near you by searching Alzheimer's Society's map using your postcode.

Some of the activities happening locally...

For the third year, Wealden Dementia Action Alliance has created a Dementia Action Week booklet which includes events taking place within Wealden throughout the week, local forum information and much more. Please help spread the word by circulating the booklet to your contacts and promoting within your local community.

Sporting Memories, a free weekly meeting for older sports fans to share their love of sport in a relaxed environment, begins this Wednesday, 22 May in Polegate. Everyone is welcome! Also on Wednesday, Bowes House Care in Hailsham will be hosting Understanding Dementia, an event led by Suzanne Mumford, dementia specialist who will be covering a number of topics to help participants understand what it might be like to live with dementia, as well as offering some practical advice.

Lewes & District Dementia Action Alliance will host a dementia-friendly sensory walk with afternoon tea on Thursday, 23 May from 2:30 pm beginning at Linklater Pavilion, Railway Land, Lewes BN7 2FG. It's a free event for all and no booking is necessary. For more information, please call 01273 516 032 or email healthylifestyles@sussexcommunity.org.uk.

Eastbourne Dementia Action Alliance held a display stand at the Ivy House Day Centre Ltd Musical Variety Performance at the Birley Centre yesterday and will be running a few other display stands as part of Dementia Action Week this week - on Thursday, 23 May at The Beacon, on Friday afternoon at Hampden Park Library and on Saturday at Langney Shopping Centre. The group wants to talk to lots of people about their experiences of dementia and/or groups, activities and services in their local areas.