Following government advice about coronavirus (COVID-19), we have taken the difficult but necessary decision to postpone Dementia Action Week 2020.
This is an extremely challenging time for so many of us and the health and safety of people affected by dementia, our employees and volunteers is our priority.
We will be moving Dementia Action Week from May to later in the year. We appreciate that many of you will have already booked venues for the week, and we will be in touch with the new timings as soon as we can. In the meantime, any Dementia Action Week activities and events planned for May should be cancelled or postponed until further notice.
Please note that this also means that our Dementia Action Week Online Workshops have also been postponed.
We know that many of you have already volunteered hours of your time planning activities and events, for which we are incredibly grateful. Over the last few months, we’ve heard about a lot of exciting event ideas and we can’t wait to see these in action when Dementia Action Week takes place at a future date.
The next few months will be a particularly challenging time for people affected by dementia, so it is important that we continue to take action and raise awareness.
We will be in touch next week with more ideas and opportunities for how you can get involved in our effort to support people affected by dementia during this time.
Please also remember Alzheimer’s Society is here to support anyone affected by dementia through this difficult time. If you need advice, please call our Dementia Connect support line on 0333 150 3456 (open every day).
To support this service and to help us be there for people with dementia who are at high risk of isolation and distress during this crisis, we have now launched our emergency coronavirus appeal.
Any money you can give will fund our Dementia Connect support line, so people affected by dementia can get the advice and support they desperately need during this difficult time.
For those who can, please donate today and share widely with your Dementia Friendly Communities.
National Dementia Friendly Communities Manager