Dementia Action Week is an annual event organised by the Alzheimer's Society. From 13th-19th May, communities come together to raise awareness, offer support and promote understanding about dementia.  

Dementia is not a normal part of aging; it is a syndrome that affects memory, thinking, behavior and the ability to perform everyday activities. With millions of people living with dementia worldwide, the impact is profound, not only on individuals but also on their families, friends and caregivers. 

The theme for this year's Dementia Action Week is "United Against Dementia". A call to action for everyone to join forces in creating a more dementia-friendly society. This involves understanding the condition better, challenging the stigma surrounding it and ensuring that people living with dementia are included and supported in all aspects of life.  

Throughout the week, various events and activities will take place, aiming to educate, inspire and empower individuals to take action. From virtual workshops and information sessions to fundraising events and community gatherings, take a look at the weekly schedule here. Some highlights include;

- Daily Dementia Friends sessions
- Our weekly Musical Memories singing group on Tuesday
- Dementia Friendly Health Check Event on Wednesday

At Link Age Southwark we play a crucial role in supporting individuals and families affected by dementia. Through our various programmes and initiatives, including befriending services, social activities and support groups, we provide invaluable companionship and assistance to those living with dementia and their caregivers. Our goal is to exemplify the spirit of community solidarity and compassion, reinforcing the message that no one should face dementia alone. 

Dementia Action Week serves as a reminder that together, we can make a positive impact and improve the lives of those affected by dementia. By raising awareness, challenging perceptions and fostering a culture of understanding and support, we can work towards a world where everyone affected by dementia is supported, respected and included. Join the movement and let's take action against dementia.