Get involved with Dementia Action Week in your community
From Monday 20 May to Sunday 26 May, it’s Dementia Action Week– find out how you can take action and improve the lives of people living with dementia.
Dementia Action Week guide for local communities - PDF
Get inspired to take part in Dementia Action Week. Print or download our guide, including tips for putting on an event and details of the materials we have available to order.
4 ways to take part in Dementia Action Week 2019
1. Organise an information stand
This could be at your local supermarket, library or village hall. To help promote your stand and to make sure people have something to take away.
- Order Dementia Action Week materials for your stand
2. Hold an open day or event and invite people with dementia
If you’re part of a community group or have a talent like art or singing, why not put on an open day or event for people affected by dementia to attend? Organise a gig in your local care home or invite people with dementia along to your regular community group. A wonderful way to get the full community involved, talk about what people affected by dementia in your community want to improve and how your community can take action to be more inclusive.
3. Become a Dementia Friends Champion
If you want to spread awareness of dementia through Dementia Friends messaging, becoming a Dementia Friends Champion might be right for you. Champions are trained volunteers who host Dementia Friends Information Sessions encouraging people to learn more about dementia and take action. Why not host a Dementia Friends Information Session at your local school or community group?
4. Fundraise for Alzheimer’s Society
We have ideas to help you raise money for Alzheimer’s Society during the Week. Why not host a tea party, raffle or quiz. The vital money you raise will fund ground-breaking research and help us to support everyone affected by dementia.
- Get inspired to organise a fundraising event or activity
Where possible, make sure you include people with dementia at your event. You can take a look at our checklist for making environments more dementia-friendly.