Dementia Action Week – what’s coming up?

It’s nearly Dementia Action Week (15th-21st May) so we thought we’d share a few events that we’re aware of. Please note that we are not endorsing any of these, just helping to share the information.

We’ll be doing our bit here at the University of Worcester by running a dementia awareness and information session for staff on 17th May and also having a stand in the St John’s campus reception area to share our knowledge with staff and students throughout the day.

We’ll also have a stand at an event organised by Age UK Worcester and Malvern Hills which is taking place 16th May 10am-4pm at the Guildhall in Worcester. We don’t have a flyer to share, but for further details contact or 07974 414056.

In Leominster there are various activities taking place all week organised by Dementia Matters Here, including an art exhibition, conference and picnic. More details are shown in the image below, together with contact information if you want to find out more. We’ll be at the conference on 16th May with a stand, and are looking forward to hearing the presentations taking place.

image of flyer providing details of activities during Dementia Action Week such as art exhibition (15th-20th May), a church service (15th May), dementia conference (16th May) and a picnic and activities – with virtual alternatives – on 18th May

If you’re in Worcestershire you can join Age UK Herefordshire and Worcestershire for a visit to Spetchley Gardens on 18th May. You’ll probably need to book, so see the flyer below for more information. Fingers crossed for nice weather!

image of a flyer about visiting Spetchley Gardens. Key information is Thursday 18th May, 10.30am, £5 per person with free entry for 1 carer per person with dementia, contact 0800 0086077 or

For those of you in the Ross-on-Wye area, a whole host of activities have been arranged including afternoon tea, a dementia-friendly film screening and a church service. Some activities may need booking and different organisers are involved, so please see the image below to get the relevant details.

image of flyer providing details of activities during Dementia Action Week such as Afternoon Tea (15th May), a Church Service (16th May), film screening (17th May), Tea Dance (18th May) and market stall (20th May)

There are probably loads of other activities taking place that we don’t know about (sorry to anyone we missed!), so please feel free to add your own events in the comments below. You could also share them on social media and tag us in (@DementiaStudies on Twitter, @adsuow on Facebook) and we’ll do our best to like and share to help spread the word.


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