Dementia Action Week 21 – 27 May 2018

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12 April 2018
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Dementia Action Week 2018

To celebrate this year’s dementia action week the Dementia Action Alliance is committed to creating even more Dementia Friends, to enable Reading to work towards becoming a dementia-friendly town.

Members of the Dementia Action Alliance are facilitating several Dementia Friends sessions in Reading libraries across the town, making them accessible to as many people as possible. By becoming a friend you commit to an action and a set of principles to change perceptions around dementia.

Every Action Counts

This year, dementia action week is about getting everyone to take an action. We ask you to join the pledge and carry out a task: from something small to something as big as you can manage. Every Action Counts. You could help fundraising or visit someone living with dementia, become a Dementia Friend or commit your organisation to become dementia friendly and sign up to the Dementia Action Alliance.

Dementia Friends Programme

The Dementia Friends programme is an Alzheimer’s Society initiative to change people’s perceptions around dementia.  Each session only takes about an hour, they are interactive, informative and enlightening. The session is free to all, you can book your place online: or just pop along on the day.

Here are the details of the sessions during Dementia Action Week:

Tuesday 22 May: Tilehurst Library, 12:00 noon

Tuesday 22 May: Battle Library, 2:00 pm

Tuesday 22 May: Southcote Library, 6:00 pm

Wednesday 23 May: Palmer Park Library, 10:00 am

Wednesday 23 May: Caversham Library, 12:00 noon

Thursday 24 May: Whitley Library, 2:00 pm

Thursday 24 May: Reading Central Library, 2:00 pm

Dementia Action Alliance

The Dementia Action Alliance is a group of dedicated volunteers who aim to bring about change for people living with dementia in Reading. We believe that everyone living with dementia can live well with the support of their community, who take the time to understand what it really means to be a dementia friend or a dementia-friendly organisation.

Did you know there are over 100 different types of dementia and that dementia affects each person differently? That’s why it’s so important we take the time to really understand what it is like to live with dementia.