Following Government advice about coronavirus (COVID-19), Alzheimer’s Society has taken the difficult but necessary decision to postpone Dementia Action Week 2020.
This is an extremely challenging time for so many of us and the health and safety of people affected by dementia, our employees and volunteers is our number one priority.
We would ask for all Dementia Action Week activities and events planned for May to be cancelled or postponed until we have a new date in place.
Alzheimer’s Society is still here for anyone affected by dementia. Our Dementia Connect support line remains open on 0333 150 3456 every day and we are exploring ways we can extend the hours we’re available. Our online community Talking Point, where people affected by dementia can receive valuable support, can be accessed online for free, night or day, through our website alzheimers.org.uk.
You can still help us be there for people with dementia who are at high risk of isolation and distress during this crisis. Alzheimer’s Society is increasing our telephone contact with people with dementia during this difficult time, so they can still be there to support them. To do this, they need your help. Please donate £10 today by texting UNITE to 70660 or visit www.alzheimers.org.uk/emergency
Any money you can give will fund our Dementia Connect support line, so people affected by dementia can get the advice and support they desperately need during this difficult time. For more information on Dementia Connect please go to our website alzheimers.org.uk.