Dementia Action Week

Next week, from 15-21 is the Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Action Week, its biggest and longest running awareness campaign.

Each year, the society works with individuals and organisations across the UK to encourage people to 'act on dementia'.

In 2022, Dementia Action Week encouraged people who were concerned that they or someone they know may be experiencing dementia symptoms to seek further help. It provided information on memory loss, advice on talking to the GP, and ways to cope with memory loss.

The week was so successful, seeing a 43% average increase in calls to its dementia support line from those seeking information and support, and increasing diagnosis rates is such an important issue that that the society is focusing on this again.

To find out more about Dementia Action Week and to use the Alzheimer’s Society’s symptom checker and other advice, visit its website.

In Stockport, on Thursday 18 May, a collaborative event is being run by Healthwatch Stockport to find out more about Dementia for the 4,000 living with the condition locally and what support is available throughout the borough.

The event, from 10am to 4pm at Stockport Town Hall, will include stalls from organisations, charities, community and voluntary sector across Stockport that support dementia, where you can see what's available for you and your loved ones.

Enjoy talks from guest speakers who have a special interest in dementia and meet other people living with dementia and their carers.

Free tea and coffee is available for attendees throughout the day, as well as light bites.

The event is open to:

  • Anyone living with dementia and their carers
  • Members of the public who are keen to learn more about dementia
  • Health and Care professionals who may want to increase their awareness of dementia.

If you have dementia or supporting someone with dementia please get in touch with us prior to the event. Free parking is available, on request please call the Healthwatch Office for more details on 0161 974 0753.