Dementia Action Week - 21 - 27 May

Every year in Buckinghamshire it is estimated there are around 630-700 new cases of dementia, with more than 7,000 people living with the condition in the county.

Next week (21 – 27 May) is Dementia Action Week, and The Alzheimer’s Society is calling for people to pledge an action and see what impact you can make. This could be to talk to people, invite people out, ask if someone needs help if they look confused or other, similar acts of kindness and understanding that can make a difference to people. For more information, go to www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-involved/dementia-action-week

 

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To mark the week, a number of events are taking place around the county’s libraries:

  • Monday 21 MayTea and musical bingo at Chesham Library, Elgiva Lane, from 3:00pm - 4:00pm. Join Marion Raper and company for a special event, reminiscing through the years, with musical bingo and quizzes with trivia spanning the 20s through to the 50s. There will also be a chance to explore the library’s reminiscence collection which is available to borrow from Buckinghamshire libraries. Call 01296 382 415 to book a place.

 

  • Tuesday 22 May, Amersham Library, Chiltern Avenue, from 10:00am to 4:00pm. The library is supporting Dementia Action Week by holding this event to help show how local libraries can support people living with dementia and their carers.

 

  • Wednesday 23 May, 11:00am-12:00noon and Thursday 24 May (10:00am -11:00am) - Dementia Friends Workshops at Wycombe Library, Eden Place. These workshops aim to transform the way people think, act and talk about the condition. The Alzheimer's Society Dementia Friends programme is about learning more about dementia and the small ways you can help.  Contact High Wycombe Library to book a place on 01296 382 415 or email lib-hiw@buckscc.gov.uk or at the library desk on Floor 1.

If you have concerns about your memory, or that of a loved one, please contact the Buckinghamshire Memory Support Service, which can support people with a diagnosis of dementia and also their carers.

The advisors are members of a fully trained and dedicated team working in the community alongside GP surgeries and memory clinics, and will offer information, guidance and support.

Contact the Memory Support Service on 01296 331749 or memorysupport@alzheimers.org.uk

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