Dementia Action Week
Dementia Action Week is a national event that sees the public coming together every May to take action to improve the lives of people affected by dementia.
There are currently around 900,000 people with dementia in the UK. This is projected to reach 1.6 million people in the UK living with dementia in 2040. This sharp rise is due mainly to accelerated population ageing.
This year for Dementia Action Week, Age Exchange are committing to raising a minimum of £1,000 which could enable us to provide support to at least 10 more people living with dementia & their carers.
Age Exchange has supported people living with dementia and their carers for over 40 years through reminiscence arts and wellbeing projects. Our Caring Together Service provides opportunities for wellbeing activities, arts, socialising and peer to peer support for 150 people living with dementia and their carers through 10 different groups in Blackheath and Lambeth.
The artwork in the café is part of the All Aboard project with the Royal Museums Greenwich. This project used stories of sea voyages contained in journals and diaries to inspire memories and creativity around the subject of travel and better connect with people living with dementia and their carers. View our virtual gallery which was made to display art created during the pandemic.
Please visit Age Exchange during this week to show your support and have a chat with our lovely staff and volunteers if you have any questions about dementia.
What could £1,000 help Age Exchange to achieve?
£1,000 could fund a whole day of Day Care for 35 people living with dementia & their carers
£1,000 could pay for 10 one-to-one support session delivered in the home
£1,000 could fund 50 afternoons of targeted dementia activities
£1,000 could pay for transport for 100 couples to attend group sessions
Thank you for your support and generosity
Dementia Action Week resources
Carers Hub Lambeth
Age UK Lambeth
Dementia Support Lambeth, Alzheimer's Society
Dementia support, Carers Lewisham
Lewisham Dementia Support, Alzheimer's Society
Bromley, Lewisham & Greenwich support
Adults and Older People Greenwich Community Directory