This week is Dementia Action Week!

May 13, 2024

Health and care organisations across Lancashire and South Cumbria are supporting Dementia Action Week with a series of events to raise awareness about dementia.

A packed week of events including coffee mornings, singing, and dementia awareness sessions, is taking place across the region from Monday 13 May 2024.

Activities have been organised by a number of partners who have been working together for some months to develop a Lancashire and South Cumbria dementia strategy. 

Partners include councils, the NHS, the fire service, Healthwatch, and voluntary organisations, as well as carers of those with dementia.

The word ‘dementia’ describes a set of symptoms that over time can affect memory, problem-solving, language and behaviour. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia.

Dementia Action Week, which runs from 13-19 May 2024, is an Alzheimer’s Society awareness raising campaign, which encourages people to act on dementia and understand the importance of early diagnosis.

The various events taking place across Lancashire and South Cumbria aim to either support people living with dementia or to help others understand what it is like for those living with the condition.

Dementia Action Week – what’s on?

Click here  to see a timetable of events across Lancashire and South Cumbria.