Healthwatch Central Bedfordshire’s volunteers are trained Dementia Friends

Dementia Action Week (20 – 26 May 2019) unites people, workplaces, schools and communities to take action and improve the lives of people living with dementia.

Many of us worry about ‘saying the wrong thing’ to someone with dementia, yet a friendly face or listening ear can make the world of difference.

This Dementia Action Week, Alzheimer’s Society is encouraging everyone to take action by starting a conversation; whether it’s calling a relative with dementia or visiting a neighbour, it’s time to start talking.

Dementia Action Week events

Events will be taking place up and down the country for Dementia Action Week. From music festivals to information stands, there’s something for everyone and we all have a role to play in helping to build dementia-friendly communities.

Have a look on the Alzheimer’s Society’s website to find an event near you.


Dementia Action Week will also see restaurants taking action by joining Dining4Dementia, which gives people living with dementia the opportunity to volunteer at restaurants. Show your support and visit one of the restaurants taking part on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 May.