Dementia Action Week

Earlier this year our Dementia Action Week campaign brought the UK together to take action on improving dementia diagnosis rates.

A service user being talked to by a Dementia Adviser

A dementia diagnosis is vital

Diagnosis is vital to give people access to the care, treatment and support they desperately need. Yet, incredibly, 1 in 3 people with dementia do not have a diagnosis.

If you're worried about yourself, or someone close to you, get help describing your symptoms to a GP by filling in our symptoms checklist.

1 in 3 people in the UK living with dementia do not have a diagnosis
91% of people affected by dementia say there are benefits to getting a diagnosis
The Government and the NHS must prioritise dementia

If someone’s worried there’s something wrong – like I was – get a diagnosis. A quicker diagnosis means more peace of mind, then you can fight it.

Alzheimer's Society supporter

What is Dementia Action Week?

Dementia Action Week is an awareness raising campaign. Each year, Alzheimer's Society works with individuals and organisations across the UK to encourage people to act on dementia.

This year we are focussing on dementia diagnosis and calling on the Government and the NHS to prioritise dementia in policy and decision making.

Dementia Action Week resources

Download Dementia Action Week resources including posters, flyers and banners to help spread the word about making dementia diagnosis a priority.

Download resources