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Dementia Action Week 2018

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In the UK one person develops dementia every three minutes, yet too many people feel excluded and face the disease alone.

With this in mind, in 2018 Dementia Awareness Week will be renamed Dementia Action Week and will run between 21–27 May. Locally, the Dementia Action Alliance and South West Lincolnshire CCG will be asking people to unite and take actions big and small to make a difference in the lives of people with dementia.

“Raising awareness of dementia and offering support will always be important, but it’s time we all act to make change happen for people affected by dementia,” comments Dr Dave Baker, GP and Chair, South West Lincolnshire CCG. “People with dementia need help and they need support.  Lots of us are aware of dementia, but what we need now is action and that’s really the point of this year’s Dementia Action Week.”

We can all support actions, big and small, to help people with dementia. During Dementia Action Week, there will be plenty of ways people can get involved in their local community.

For more information on Dementia Action Week visit: https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/DementiaActionWeek

Local events

Monday 14th May

Dementia Health Walks, 2pm, Nettleham (second Monday of the month) Nettleham Community Hub, East Street, LN2 2SL, one and two mile walks available (Lincolnshire County Council). Other walks available: https://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/walkfinder/south-kesteven-health-walks?mini=2018-05#schemedetails

Tuesday 15th May

Grantham Dementia Café, Alive Church (Alzheimer’s Society) 13:30-15:30

Wednesday 16th May

Sleaford Dementia Support Group, St Denys Church Hall (Alzheimer’s Society) 13:00-15:00

Thursday 17th May

Grantham Friendship Group, Welham Hall (Alzheimer’s Society) 10:00-12:00

Grantham Dementia Support Lunch, Eden House Hotel, 12:00-14:00 (Grantham Volunteer Dementia Support) Booking is essential, contact Janet 01476 360259.

Saturday 19th May

Grantham Volunteer Dementia Support stand at The George Shopping Centre, Grantham, 10:00-12:00

Monday 21st May

Grantham Volunteer Dementia Support stand at Halifax Bank and Library, Grantham

Grantham Dementia Café, Alive Church (Alzheimer’s Society) 13:30-15:30

Tuesday 22nd May

Grantham Volunteer Dementia Support stand at Halifax Bank and Library, Grantham

FOCUS Club, Dementia support group, 10am - 4pm, (our normal group), Tonic Health, 6 Broadgate House, Westlode St, Spalding, PE11 2AF

Wednesday 23rd May

Grantham Volunteer Dementia Support stand at Halifax Bank and Library, Grantham

Sleaford Dementia Café, The Source (Alzheimer’s Society) 10:00-12:00

Movement 4Memory, Dementia support group. 1.30pm - 3.30pm, (our normal group). Tonic Health, 6 Broadgate House, Westlode St, Spalding, PE11 2AF

Thursday 24th May

Working breakfast for local businesses to meet and receive Dementia Fiends Training followed by a presentation from us as to why it would be to their advantage for Spalding to become a registered Dementia Friendly town. 8am - 10am Tonic Health, 6 Broadgate House, Westlode St, Spalding, PE11 2AF

Grantham Volunteer Dementia Support stand at Halifax Bank and Library, Grantham

National Centre for craft and Design Dementia Friendship hub, Navigation Yard, Sleaford, NG34 7TW, 13:00-15:00, free, no need to book, refreshments provided.

Friday 25th May

Grantham Volunteer Dementia Support stand at Halifax Bank and Library, Grantham

Open Dementia Friends Information sessions. 10.30am Long Sutton Library, 2pm Spalding Library.

Saturday 26th May

Grantham Volunteer Dementia Support stand at Grantham Library am

Grantham Volunteer Dementia Support stand at The George Shopping Centre, Grantham, 10:00-12:00

Further information on any of the sessions run by the Alzheimer’s Society can be obtained by contacting the venue or the Alzheimer’s Society, tel: 01522 692681.

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Updated 09/05/2018