This week is Dementia Action Week (20 – 26 May) which encourages everyone to start a conversation about dementia.
Here in Southampton we are working to become a Dementia Friendly City and there's lots going on in our communities. The Southampton Dementia Action Alliance, led by the Alzheimer’s Society, is a group of originations and individuals who have committed to working together to help people live well with dementia in Southampton. You can keep up to date with The Southampton Dementia Action Alliance and find out how you can get involved on Facebook and Twitter.
Join us at the Southampton Dementia Festival
You can also find out more about the local support available for those affected by dementia, and the great work going on to help Southampton to become more dementia friendly, at the Southampton Dementia Festival on Saturday 25 May, 11am - 4pm in Palmerston Park. Find out more about the event on Facebook.
Supporting someone to live well with dementia
Small things can make a big difference, such as talking to someone who has dementia. The Alzheimer’s Society has lots of top tips on starting a conversation.
You can also sign up to be a Dementia Friend, to learn more about what it is like to live with dementia and the things you can do to help in your community.
If you are worried that you, or someone close to you, may have dementia or you are affected by dementia you can talk to your GP, visit www.alzheimers.org.uk or call the Dementia Helpline on 0300 222 1122.