Dementia Action Week

17 - 23 May 2021
Woman looking concerned and the text 'Cure the care system'
Led by Alzheimer's Society, Dementia Action Week is a national event that sees the public coming together every May to take action to improve the lives of people affected by dementia.

Dementia Action Week 2021 took place between 17 - 23 May

Thank you for helping us call on the Government to Cure the Care System

There's still more work to be done, but your support has made a huge difference already. By getting the Government's attention, we are one step closer to quality social care, that is free and easy to access, no matter where you live. 

Because while dementia isn't curable yet, the care system is.

Thanks to your amazing support:

  • Over 135,000 people have signed the Cure the Care System petition.
  • 100 MPs supported our calls to Cure The Care System, and many attended a parliamentary debate on long-term social care reform in the House of Commons.
  • Over £40,000 has been raised so far - helping us to continue to be there for people affected by dementia during some of their most difficult times.

You can still get involved by watching and sharing our short film, showing the impact the broken social care system has on carers. Without support, dementia claims more than one life.

What happens now that Dementia Action Week 2021 is over?

Now that our Cure the Care System petition has closed, we will be handing in your signatures to the leader of each of our three nations. Please sign up to become an Alzheimer’s Society campaigner to find out more and to keep up to date with our campaigning news.

We will not stop until people affected by dementia get the quality social care they deserve, which is free and easy to access, no matter where you live.

With the right support, people with dementia can live a good quality of life, doing what matters most to them for as long as possible. 

Support our campaigns

Become a campaigner to help people affected by dementia today and in the future.

Sign up now

Alzheimer's Society is here for you

If you have been affected by the issues in our campaign and need dementia support please call our Dementia Connect support line on 0333 150 3456 to speak with our expert advisers.

You can also join the conversation with other people affected by dementia in our online community, Talking Point.

We have guidance to help you navigate the complex social care system, including where to go for further help and information.

There are also health and social care and other dementia-related printed and digital factsheets available.

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Dementia Action Week supported by Santander UK