Dementia Action Week 2022

11 May 2022

Dementia Action Week is taking place between 16th and 22nd May. The Alzheimer’s Society run this awareness campaign annually to encourage people to ‘act on dementia’. This year the theme is diagnosis.

If you or a loved one is experiencing memory loss, it could be a sign of dementia.

Research shows that the misconception around memory loss being a sign of normal ageing is the biggest barrier to people seeking a dementia diagnosis.

With diagnosis rates falling to a five-year low, the Alzheimer’s Society want to encourage those who might be living with undiagnosed dementia to come to them for guidance and support and feel empowered to take the next step.

Here at the Volunteer Network we help a number of organisations and groups who support those living with dementia, to find volunteers. Think you could spare some time to support those living with dementia in the Borough? Check out some of our dementia focussed volunteer opportunities below:

Side by Side Volunteer – The Alzheimer’s Society 

Adventure Supporter – Dementia Adventure

Dementia and Frailty Team Volunteer – EPUT

Deputy Chair – Pan Essex Dementia Action Alliance

Secretary – Pan Essex Dementia Action Alliance

Volunteer Driver – Peaceful Place

Day Care Arts, Crafts and Sports Support Volunteers – Peaceful Place

Trustees – Forget Me Not Memory Cafe

Want to help but are short of time? Why not sign up as a Dementia Friend – complete a very short online or in person awareness session and help raise awareness of dementia in your community.

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