Dementia Awareness Week 2024

Dementia Awareness Week 2024
Dementia Awareness Week 13th-19th May 2024.

This year, Dementia Awareness Week begins on May 13th to 19t. Did you know that someone develops dementia every three minutes in the U.K.? It’s true, and dementia not only affects old people (over the age of 65), but it can also affect people in their 30s, 40s, or 50s. Many people with dementia feel cut off from their community, lose friendships, and face the condition alone. Dementia Awareness Week is all about supporting people with dementia and making the U.K. a dementia-friendly place.

Eastern Membership & Community Council will be a holding a Become a Dementia Friend Session in Peterborough at the Dementia Resource Centre Thursday 16th May 13:00-14:30. Being a Dementia Friend simply means learning more about dementia, putting yourself in the shoes of someone living with the condition, and turning your understanding into action. From visiting someone you know with dementia to being more patient in a shop queue, every action counts.

It is free, friendly & informative. Together we can make a difference.

Refreshments will be available, please email to book your space.