Derbyshire Voluntary Action

News Update

Dementia Action Week is Alzheimer's Society's biggest and longest running awareness campaign. Each year, they work with individuals and organisations across the UK to encourage people to ‘act on dementia’. This year’s campaign will run from 16-22 May and the theme is diagnosis.

Dementia Support Derbyshire offer information and practical guidance to help you understand dementia, cope with day-to-day challenges and prepare for the future. They offer information to people who are worried about their memory and ongoing support to people affected by dementia face to face or over the phone. Find out more on their website.



Dementia Friends Information Session for Families

Nicky Bellenger will be running an online Dementia Friends information session for children and adults on Friday 20th May, 6:30 - 7:15pm as part of Dementia Action Week
Ideal for parents, carers, families and children to take part in together, this interactive webinar will support you in gaining an understanding of what dementia is, how it affects a person and how to support someone living with dementia. The session will be delivered via Zoom and all participants will be muted, with interaction encouraged via the chat box.
It is recommended for children age 7+ and will last approx. 45 minutes. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
"Not only did my child leave with a better understanding of how to help look after nanny, but I did too." (previous attendee).
Places are free and must be booked in advance via the link here, after which you will receive the Zoom link.



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