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It is Dementia Action Week

What is Dementia Action Week? This week is Dementia Action Week, an annual awareness raising campaign, arranged by the Alzheimer’s Society to encourage people to ‘act on dementia’. This year the focus is on diagnosis. Research shows that the biggest barrier to people seeking a diagnosis is the mistaken belief that memory loss is a normal sign of aging. Getting a diagnosis can be daunting, but it is better to know.

At a local Level Allerdale Dementia Action Alliance and Copeland Dementia Friendly Communities have arranged for a variety of free events to be held over the next two weeks throughout West Cumbria. The events include a combination of fun activities and support and advice sessions and are aimed at anyone living with dementia, worried about dementia or caring for someone with dementia. You can download the full timetable below. In addition the University of Stirling’s Dementia Services Development Centre are offering free dementia training for family carers and volunteers. See the flyer below for more information.

What about us? Our support workers will be present at the sessions listed below and we would love it if you called by to say hi!

  • Wednesday 18th May – 10.00am to 3.00pm - Whitehaven Harbour pop-up and Pigeon Race

  • Friday 20th May – 1.00pm to 3.00pm - Tea Dance at Christ Church, South Street, Cockermouth (see advert below)

  • Tuesday 24th May – 11.00am to 12.30pm - CAAS Memory Café at Whitehaven RUFC

  • Friday 27th May – 10.00am to 2.00pm – Age UK Wigton Shop, The Glass House

  • Friday 27th May – 1.00pm to 3.00pm - Tea Dance at The Solway Hall, Whitehaven (see advert below)

If you are caring for someone with dementia and need support get in touch at general@westcumbriacarers.co.uk or call 01900 821976.


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