Dementia Action Week is 16 - 22 May

Dementia Action Week is an awareness raising campaign. This year's theme is 'diagnosis'.
Dementia Action Week 22

Dementia Action Week is an awareness raising campaign. Each year, Alzheimer's Society 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 focus on the theme of diagnosis.

Why have Alzheimer’s Society chosen diagnosis as this year’s theme? 

With a sustained drop in dementia diagnosis rates for the first time ever, they undertook research to understand the key barriers and benefits to getting a diagnosis. 

As well as the misconception around memory loss just being part of getting old, their research found being in denial, and referral times to specialists, are big barriers for those experiencing symptoms to seek a diagnosis. 

This Dementia Action Week, Alzheimer's Society want to encourage those who might be living with, or close to someone who might be living with, with undiagnosed dementia to: 

  • be able to understand and recognise potential dementia symptoms 

  • come to them for guidance and support 

  • feel empowered to take the next step 

  • improve the diagnosis process for both them and healthcare professionals.  

What will be happening during Dementia Action Week? 

Alzheimer's Society will be encouraging those who are concerned they or a loved one may be experiencing signs of dementia to come to them for support and guidance.  

Alzheimer's Society offer practical advice and information on what next steps to take, what to expect during and after the diagnosis process, and what support Alzheimer’s Society can offer throughout. Because they believe it’s better to know. 

Alzheimer's Society need your help to help spread the word about Dementia Action Week.

Find out more

Share your thoughts

You can help make health and care services better by sharing your experiences and ideas.

Talk to us