Dementia Action Week 2018

Dementia Action Week 2018

This year Dementia Awareness Week is changing to Dementia Action Week and will run from Monday 21 to Sunday 27 May.

Lots of work has already been done both nationally and in Derbyshire to raise awareness about dementia. So this year the focus will be on taking action and how the everyday lives of people with dementia and their carers can be improved.

This could be small actions or bigger actions, it doesn't matter. And raising awareness and offering information about support will always be important.

Events this Dementia Action Week

Further events and details will be added to this list as they are confirmed.


Week long

  • Information stand, The Hub, South Normanton - Monday to Friday (Derbyshire County Council)
  • Information stand, County Hall, Matlock -  Monday to Friday (Derbyshire County Council)
  • Various stands and information stalls, Royal Derby Hospital - Tuesday to Friday (Royal Derby Hospital)


Friday 18 May

  • Dying Matters - What Can you Do? Planning ahead and end of life information event, The Quad, Derby - 10.30am to 2.30pm (G Wathall & Son)


Monday 21 May

  • Dementia Friends Sessions, Florence Shipley, Heanor - session at 10am and another at 11am (Derbyshire County Council)
  • Health and Social Care best practice dementia conference, Council House, Derby - 9am to 4.30pm (Derby City Council) - see poster and agenda 
  • Information stand at Ilkeston Memory Assessment Service, Ilkeston Community Hospital - 1.30pm to 4.30pm (Making Space 
  • U3A Dementia Friends Session, St Helena Campus, University of Derby, Chesterfield - 1pm and 3pm (Making Space and U3A) Please call 01246 592010 to book a place
  • Information Stand at Ripley Police and Fire Headquarters, Butterley Hall, DE5 3RS - 10am to 3pm (Making Space)
  • Dementia Friends Session, Derby Theatre, Eagle Centre, Derby - book online - 10am to 11am (Derby University Theatre LTD)


Tuesday 22 May

  • BME Community Q+A, Guru Arjan Dev Gurdwara, 82 Dale Road, Derby - 1pm to 3pm,  (Derbyshire Healthcare Foundation Trust) (poster in Punjabi and English)
  • Performance of 'Over the Garden Fence'a play encouraging conversation about dementia, The Winding Wheel, Chesterfield - 1pm (Chesterfield Borough Council)
  • Matinee Dementia Friendly Film Screening of ‘Calamity Jane’, Quad, Derby - 1.30pm - carers tickets are free (Matinee Derbyshire)
  • Information event and Dementia Friends sessions, (book dementia friends session at 10am and session at 1pm), Imperial Rooms, Matlock - TBC (Alzheimer's Society) 
  • Dementia Friends Session,  Erewash CVS, Granville Avenue, Long Eaton - sessions at 1pm and another at 2.30pm (Making Space) 
  • Wathalls Virtual Dementia Experience, Macklin Street, Derby - 3 sessions during the day (G Wathall & Son Ltd)
  • Dementia Friends Session, Derby Theatre, Eagle Centre, Derby - book online - 2pm to 3pm (Derby University Theatre LTD)


Wednesday 23 May

  • Dementia Action Day event - full and active day with speakers, Polish Centre, Keddlestone Road, Derby - 10.30 to 2pm (Making Space)
  • Dementia Friends Information Session, Quad, Derby - 5pm to 6pm (Quad) - book through Quad - tel: 01332 290606
  • Screening of ‘Iris’ - includes pre-screening introduction, Quad, Derby - 6.30pm (Quad) - book through Quad - tel: 01332 290606
  • Dementia Adventure Carers Seminar, family/carers seminar - Oaklands Village, Swadlincote - 10am to 1.30pm - book (Making Space / Dementia Adventure)
  • Launch of Aston on Trent Memory Session and Activity Group, Richmond Village Care Home, Aston-on-Trent - 2pm to 4pm (Richmond Villages / Making Space) - tel: 01332 794300
  • Tea Dance at Florence Shipley Care Centre, Market Place, Heanor, DE75 7AA - 1pm to 4pm (Making Space, call 01246 592010 to book
  • Dementia Friendly Walk, Eastwood Park, Hasland, Chesterfield - 2.30pm - followed by refreshments and activities in the Village Hall - tel: 01246 345669 or 345344 (Chesterfield Borough Council)
  • Dementia Friends Session, Derby Theatre, Eagle Centre, Derby - book online - 11am to 12pm (Derby University Theatre LTD)

Thursday 24 May

  • Walking for Health Chesterfield Launch, Chesterfield - TBC (Alzheimer's Society)
  • Memory Market Placeinformation event - Winding Wheel, Chesterfield - 12pm to 4.30pm (Derbyshire Community Health Services)
  • Information Stand at Derby Royal Hospital - TBC (Sue Roberts)
  • Open Doors - using assistive technology for carers and people with dementia - Haven House, Derby - 10am to 1pm (Creative Carers)
  • Dementia Friends Session, Lacemaker Court, Long Eaton -  session at 10am and session at 11am (Derbyshire County Council)
  • Wellbeing Workshop with Insight Healthcare (talking therapy services), Lacemaker Court, Long Eaton - 10am to 12pm (Making Space) - respite service available to allow carers to attend
  • Dementia Friends Session, Buxton - TBC (Making Space)
  • Information and Advice Stand, ASDA, Langley Mill - TBC (Making Space)
  • Dementia Friends Session, Derby Theatre, Eagle Centre, Derby - book online - 2pm to 3pm (Derby University Theatre LTD)


Friday 25 May

  • Health and Social Care best practice dementia conference, County Hall, Matlock - 9.30am to 3.30pm (Derbyshire County Council) - apply for a ticket - this venue is aimed at health and social care professionals
  • Understanding the needs of your customers and service users with dementia course, booking essential - Oakland Village, Swadlincote - 9.30am to 12.30pm (South Derbyshire Dementia Action Alliance)
  • Free drop-in Market Place and Information Event, Oakland Village, Swadlincote - just drop-in - 1pm to 3pm (South Derbyshire Dementia Action Alliance
  • Dementia Friends Session, Staveley Centre, Staveley, Chesterfield - sessions at 10am & another at 11am (Derbyshire County Council)
  • Information and advice event at Eagle Market in Intu Centre, Derby - 10am to 4pm (Intu and Making Space)
  • Information event, Charnos Hall, Ilkeston Community Hospital - 10am to 2pm (Alzheimer's Society and Erwash Dementia Alliance)
  • Dementia Friends Training (need to book), Charnos Hall, Ilkeston Community Hospital - 2pm to 4pm (Making Space)
  • Information and Advice Stand, ASDA, Langley Mill - TBC (Making Space)
  • Information and Advice Stand, Bradbury Community House, Glossop - TBC (Making Space)
  • Dementia Cafe, Royal Derby Hospital - TBC - (Royal Derby Hospital)


Spreadsheet of events as of 10/05/2018 - please note both this page and spreadsheet will be updated with further information and details in the weeks leading up to Dementia Action Week.

April 05 2018

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