The Exeter Dementia Action Alliance – Working Towards a Dementia-Friendly Exeter

We believe that a dementia friendly Exeter requires greater community awareness and opportunities to live well with dementia.

We understand that change comes when people commit to practical actions that help build a dementia friendly community.

Dementia Action will commence across Exeter on 20th May 2019 as Dementia Action Week begins.

Across the UK, communities will be coming together to raise awareness and take action for dementia.

With over 850,000 people living with a dementia diagnosis in the country and no cure yet, it is vital we continue to consider how as a society we can collaborate and make a difference for those living with the condition and their families.

The Exeter Dementia Action Alliance will be involved in a number of events. We are looking forward to collaborating with Bluebird Care, Exeter and East Devon who have kindly invited us to an informal Q &A session with their clients and families.

We are attending Exwick Heights Primary school on Friday 24th May to provide awareness of dementia with students, which will include readings and poetry, and give the students an opportunity to ask questions in an informal assembly.

Friday afternoon will see local care home, Cadogan Court – part of the RMBI Care Co. – host a play with the theatre company Substance & Shadow.

‘Return to Sender’ centres around a light-hearted love story which takes the audiences on a carefree trip down memory lane. With the aid of a time travelling radio, join Melvyn and Shirley as they traverse the decades in their search for true love. Return to Sender is a multi-sensory experience incorporating theatre, music and communal memories to engage and entertain. Cadogan Court have invited a number of our care home members to bring along their residents to enjoy the performance, in the comfort of their lounge.

As an Alliance we value all of our members and supporters across the city and beyond who are behind our mission and make the alliance what it has become today, we thank you all.

Dementia Action is all year round, not just for a week, so do get in touch with your local Dementia Action Alliance; there are now over 350 all over the country.

To learn more about Dementia Action across Exeter email exeterdaa@outlook.com

The Exeter Dementia Action Alliance is administered by Charities Trust Charity Number 327489

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