Dementia Action Week!

Dementia action week is fast approaching! (21 to 27 May)

As a part our ongoing commitment to making West Berkshire a more dementia friendly place, and our role on the Newbury Dementia Friendly Community Forum, we are hosting a public Dementia Friends Information Session! We’ll be running this with the help of our friends over at Newbury Library we’d like to invite you to come along! The session will take place in the Balcony Bar on Thursday 24th May at 11:00. To book your free space click here.

Dementia Friends is the biggest ever initiative to transform the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about dementia.

Becoming a Dementia Friend simply means finding out more about how dementia affects a person through attending an information session and then, armed with this understanding, doing small everyday things that help. For example, being patient in a shop queue, or spending time with someone you know who’s living with dementia.

Every action counts, no matter how small!

If you’re looking to volunteer your time to help people in your area living with dementia why not join the Newbury Forum? We’re a mixed group of volunteers, care organisations, local businesses, among others, working together on a programme of public community events throughout the year and work together to raise awareness of dementia.

If you’re interested in joining the forum or would like to come and see what it’s all about contact Getinvolved@cornexchangenew.co.uk for more information.

The forum meets monthly but you don’t have to attend every time, you can commit as much or as little as possible and we’d love to hear from you. Our next meeting is on the 18th April.