Dementia Action Week takes place on 21-27 May. The campaign asks everyone to take actions big and small to improve the lives of people affected by dementia.
In the UK, one person develops dementia every three minutes. Yet too many people living with dementia face the condition alone and excluded from society. The vision behind the campaign is to create a dementia-friendly UK where people with dementia are included and supported to live the lives they want.
Here at Dementia Adventure we are joining with this campaign, to help people with dementia to get outside to connect with nature, themselves and their communities, for a better sense of well-being.
As part of the week, we are involved in various activities around the UK.
These positive, inspirational, free events are particularly beneficial to unpaid and informal carers, as well as professionals.
The events are delivered by our team of qualified and experienced trainers, are regionally focused and specifically designed to be convenient to attend for a diverse range of individuals and organisations.
We provide information to help people to ‘think differently about dementia’ and to:
We have two Family Carers Seminars during the week:
For more information about our Family Carers Seminars please call 01245 237548.
During the week, we’ll be taking four people living with dementia and their carer on a supported holiday to the Isle of Wight. If you would like to know more about our holidays please contact Catherine or Lucy on 01245 237548.
We’re holding volunteer training on 22nd and 23rd May. Volunteers are already incredibly important to our work and much of what we do is reliant on our dedicated team of volunteers. We have a host of opportunities for people to volunteer for us. If you would like to know more about volunteering for us please contact Carol on 01245 237548.
Our Chief Operating Officer – Lucy Harding will be out and about that week, speaking about our holidays and the benefits for people living with dementia.
She will be with Chelmsford Cathedral’s youth group on 21st May and Young People With Dementia Berkshire West on 22nd May.