Dementia Action Week

What is Dementia Action Week?

Dementia Action Week is an awareness raising campaign taking place from 13th -17th May 2024.

This year, the focus is on Dementia Diagnosis.

This is an annual campaign which brings communities together from across the country under a unified theme to take action on dementia. The main focus for 2024 is dementia diagnosis, whereby the Alzheimer’s Society are calling on the Government and the NHS to prioritise dementia in policy and decision making.

During Dementia Action Week, efforts are made to educate the public about dementia, reduce stigma surrounding the condition, promote understanding and empathy for those living with dementia, and highlight the importance of supporting individuals with dementia and their caregivers.

Activities during the week may include information sessions, fundraising events, dementia-friendly community activities, advocacy campaigns, and more. The goal is to foster a more dementia-friendly society where individuals with dementia can live fulfilling lives with the support and understanding of their communities.

Did you know that there is a Dementia checklist, which can help to spot the early signs of dementia?

The Alzheimer’s Society are keen to raise awareness of early dementia diagnosis, and this checklist is a great starting point when seeking advice from GP’s or Healthcare Professionals.
Why use the checklist?
  • Allows members to accurately log behaviours
  • Helps to avoid the uncomfortable situation in front of a HealthCare Professional, where a family member / friend is reporting what behaviours are being displayed
  • Helps to indicate the severity of the condition, so that the individual can be referred for treatment as soon as possible.
Find out more and start the checklist here :