Dementia Awareness Week

Dementia Awareness Week runs from 16 – 22 May, and this year we’re focusing on diagnosis – choosing to raise awareness and encourage anyone living with undiagnosed dementia to:  

  • Understand and recognise potential symptoms of dementia  
  • Ask for guidance and support  
  • Feel empowered to take the next step  
  • Improve the diagnosis process for both them and healthcare professionals

Every three seconds, someone in the world is diagnosed with dementia.

We have a number of events and activities planned to help raise awareness of dementia, symptoms to be aware of and the support available to those living with and affected by Dementia in Jersey. Here’s how you can get involved: 

Free Virtual Evening Talks

Three talks will run on Wednesday 18th, Thursday 19th and Friday 20th May via Zoom with experts in dementia on diagnosing dementia, dementia medication, risk reduction and caring for someone with dementia. There will also be guest speakers with dementia talking about their lived experiences of the disease.  

Register for these free events on Eventbrite below 

Wednesday 18th May 2022

Event Time: 19.30 – 21.00

Diagnosing dementia and Dementia medication

Dementia Jersey Evening Talks Dr Pierre Krolak-Salmon

Audience: Professionals

Speaker 1: Dr Pierre Krolak-Salmon

Speaker 2: Dr Emer MacSweeney

Hosted by: Dr Matt Doyle, Trustee of Dementia Jersey

CPD: This talk is CPD certified

Thursday 19th May 2022

Event Time: 19.30 – 21.00

Dementia – Risk reduction and Living well with dementia

Dementia Jersey Evening Talks Dr Juan Melendez

Audience: Professionals

Speaker 1: Dr Juan Melendez

Speaker 2: Peter Berry

Hosted by: Dr Matt Doyle, Trustee of Dementia Jersey

CPD: This talk is CPD certified

Friday 20th May 2022

Event Time: 19.30 – 21.00

Caring for someone with dementia
and Living well with dementia 

Dementia Jersey Dr Sian Wareing-Jones

Audience: Family Carers

Speaker 1: Dr Sian Wareing-Jones

Speaker 2: Chris Roberts and Jayne Goodrick

Hosted by: Claudine Snape, CEO Dementia Jersey

Dementia Jersey CDP Certified logo

Find out more about our speakers here

Become a Dementia Friend!

We’ll be hosting two lunchtime sessions at Santandar Work Café on Tuesday 17th May (13.00 – 14.00) and Thursday 19th May (12.00 – 13.00) giving islanders the opportunity to gain more of an understanding on what it’s like to live with dementia and how to turn that understanding into action to help support others living with dementia. Book your free ticket below   

Book your free ticket on Eventbrite below 

Tuesday 17th May 2022

Event Time: 13.00 – 14.00

Thursday 19th May 2022
Event Time: 12.00 – 13.00 

Information Stalls

Brook Street 

Dementia Jersey staff and volunteers will be in town, opposite Voisins on Monday 16th, Wednesday 18th and Friday 20th. We’ll be on hand to answer questions about dementia and the support available. You will also be able to purchase some merchandise, like our much-loved branded canvas bags. 

Waitrose St.Saviour 

Dementia Jersey staff will also be located at Waitrose St.Saviour on Friday 20th May from 10-3pm to answer any questions and provide leaflets. You will also be able to purchase tickets for our 400 Club – a monthly draw that gives you the opportunity to win up to £150 every month! 

De Gruchy window display  

Look out for our window display with key messages to raise awareness  

Park run Takeover  

A Dementia Jersey park run takeover will take place on Saturday 21st May. The event is free to participate in, but donations will be welcome. Keep an eye out for the Dementia Jersey purple collection buckets. Register for free via Parkrun.com 

Bag packing  

Dementia volunteers and corporate partners, including Normans, Fairway and RBSI will be on the tills at Coop Grand Marche St. Helier on Thursday 19th May bag packing to help raise money for the charity. 

There are around 1,600 people living with dementia in Jersey, and with an ageing population, this number is expected to double within a generation.

We all have a role to play in making Jersey a dementia friendly island and that’s what Dementia Awareness Week is all about. Getting involved could be as simple as signing up to a free Dementia Friends session on a lunch break or popping by the awareness stall. 

If you have any questions about how you can get involved then just give us a call on 01534 723519 

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