Previously known as Dementia Awareness Week, Dementia Action Week takes place between the 21st and the 27th of May. The goal of Dementia Action Week is to encourage people to take action to improve the lives of those affected by dementia, working to create a dementia-friendly UK where those with dementia do not feel excluded.
There are 850,000 people in the UK who are affected by dementia, and it does not just affect the elderly, 40,000 people in the UK under the age of 65 suffer from early onset dementia. It is believed that by 2051 the number of people who have dementia in the UK will have risen to 2 million.
JOIN US at our coffee morning on Wednesday 23rd May at our Memory Lane Resource Centre, 238 Porters Avenue, Dagenham, RM8 2AF.
We will also be at Queens Hospital and King George's hospital through out the week - dates and time sto follow.