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 Lincolnshire East 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 Stephen Baird, Chair of NHS Lincolnshire East 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
Monday 21 May
Dementia friendly swim session - Meridian Leisure Centre, Louth 12 - 1pm
Memory Music, Mayfields, Broadfield Lane, Boston, 2 - 4pm
Dementia Friends Awareness Session, Holy Trinity, Spilsby Rd, Boston, 2.30-3.30pm
Wednesday 23 May
‘Still Me’ Dementia Friendly Activity session - Marisco Medical practice, Mablethorpe. 10am -11.30 am.
‘Still Me’ Dementia Friendly Sports Day - Meridian Leisure Centre, Louth 2 - 4 pm.
Thursday 24 May
Dementia Friends Awareness Session, The Storehouse Skegness 9-10am
Dementia Friendly Communities Celebration Event, The Storehouse, Skegness 10am -12.30pm
‘Still Me’ Dementia Friendly Activity Session, Barratt Court, Skegness – 10am -11.30 am
Memory Lane Day Service Mayfields, Broadfield Lane, Boston - Please call 0300 365 5000 to book
Legal advice & coffee morning, Chattertons Solicitors, 20 Wide Bargate, Boston – Coffee and Cakes,10.30am -1pm
Sunday 27 May
Dementia Friendly Screening, Greatest Showman sing-a-long, Savoy Cinema, West St, Boston, 12.00 midday
Thursday 31 May
Tea Dance at Mayfields, Broadfield Lane, Boston PE21 8GH, 2 - 4pm
Children & families awareness event, Boston Market Place, 10am - 3pm