Dementia Action Week takes place on 21-27 May and we will be asking everyone to take actions big and small to improve the lives of people affected by dementia.
In the UK, one person develops dementia every three minutes. Yet too many people living with dementia face the condition alone and excluded from society.
Join us in Durham City Centre this week for a variety of events and learn about how you can unite and take action on dementia.
- from 10am Join the Dementia Bus in Durham Market Place
- 10 - 12 noon Dementia Friendly Breakfast Event at Town Hall
- Freemans Quay Swimming
Tuesday 22nd May
- Iszumi Bike Race- join th Dementia Friendly Durham City in cheering on the race
Wednesday 23rd May
- 2pm Charity Haircut – PCSO Leesa Bennison will be getting her hair cut by Toni & Guy to raise fund for the Alzhemier's Society..
"I am having my hair cut off for the Alzheimer’s society because I want to raise awareness for Dementia Action Week. Toni & Guy, Durham City are cutting my hair off on the condition that I raise as much money for this charity as possible. I have chosen 23rd May because it is Dementia Action Week. Please support me in raising funds and if you want to come along and make sure it I do it come along to Prince Bishops Shopping Centre at 2pm. Thank you for your support, no donation is too small! My hair will be then donated to The Princess Trust. www.justgiving.com/fundraising/leesa-hair "
- 5.15pm Evensong Durham Cathedral
Those living with dementia, their friends and family are welcome to a relaxed, dementia friendly service to mark National Dementia Action Week and the launch of the Dementia Friendly Durham initiative. A dementia-friendly community is a city, town or village where people with dementia are understood, respected, supported and confident they can contribute to community life.
Thursday 24th May
- 2.00 – 3.30pm Afternoon Tea at Café Cenno Durham Markets
Tuesday 29th May
- 11am - 12 noon Alzhemier’s Society Singing for the Brain, Summer Fetes InDurham, Millennium Place