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Dementia Action Week Events 2024

Updated: May 13

Dementia Action Week is happening from 13th-19th May 2024 across the UK - it's aim is to take action to improve the rate of dementia diagnosis.

There are so many events going on across Hampshire, so we decided to do a round up!

Winchester (from Dementia Friendly Winchester)

Monday, May 13

Information Drop-in

The Arc, on Jewry Street, Winchester SO23 8SB

Anytime from 10am to 12noon.

Speak to members of the Dementia Friendly Winchester team about local support organisations and activities are available for those living with dementia and their carers

Coffee and cake get-together

Cabinet Rooms, Winchester

For those living with dementia accompanied by a family member/carer

To book, contact organiser Anna O’Brien at Winchester Radio: 01962 603947

Information Afternoon

Winchester Sport and Leisure Park, Bar End Road, Winchester, SO23 9NR

2pm to 4pm

Free taster sessions of gentle exercise sessions and a variety of local organisations present who provide dementia support will be there.

Tuesday, May 14

Coffee and cake get-together

Rick Stein Winchester

For those living with dementia accompanied by a family member/carer.

To book, contact organiser Anna O’Brien at Winchester Radio: 01962 603947

Wednesday, May 15

‘Welcome to Wednesday’ session

Winchester Baptist Church, City Road, Winchester SO23 8SD

10am to noon.

Play table games, enjoy refreshments, reminisce or just chat.

Dementia friendly film screening of ‘Back to the Future Part II’

Everyman cinema, Southgate Street, Winchester SO23 9EG.

Film starts 10.30am, arrive from 10am

Free but donations welcome on the day for ‘Dementia Friendly Winchester.’

Afternoon tea and cake with a live singer

Winchester Heights Care Home, Stockbridge Road Winchester SO23 5JH

2pm to 4pm

To book contact organiser Dawn Sanders at Winchester Heights: 01962 814400

‘Singing for the Brain’ session

Church Hall, adjacent to St Gregory the Great’s Catholic Church, Grange Road, Alresford S024 9HD

2pm to 3pm

Thursday, May 16

Home Instead Central Hampshire market stand

Winchester’s city-centre market

9am onwards

Members of other ‘Dementia Friendly Winchester’ will also be available to talk to about services they offer

Friday, May 17

‘Dementia Bus’ virtual dementia tour – to see the world how someone with dementia may perceive it

5 to 6 minute tour is particularly helpful to those who want to better support customers, clients or recently-diagnosed loved ones.

Guildhall Winchester, The Broadway, Winchester SO23 9GH

Abbey Gardens picnic lunch

The Broadway, Winchester SO23 9BE

11am to 2pm

Information stalls from local charities and other organisations who are part of ‘Dementia Friendly Winchester’

‘Singing for the Brain’ session

Pastoral Centre, adjacent to St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Jewry Street, Winchester

11am to noon

‘Singing by Heart’ session

Salvation Army Hall, Parchment Street, Winchester SO23 8AZ

1pm to 2pm

Saturday, May 18

Community Saturday Breakfast

Winchester Baptist Church, City Road, Winchester SO23 8SD

9am to 11am

Donation of £1.50

Sunday, May 19

Dementia-friendly Church service

Winchester Baptist Church, City Road, Winchester SO23 8SD

10am (duration of around half-an hour).

All Week

Information Table with takeaway-leaflets at offices of Winchester City Council, Colebrook Street, Winchester SO23 9LJ

Information Table with takeaway-leaflets in foyer at Winchester Sport and Leisure Park, Bar End Road, Winchester SO23 9NR

A range of events to raise awareness and improve wellbeing.

West and South West Hampshire

South East Hampshire

North, North East Hampshire and Test Valley

Romsey (from ROMDAG - Romsey Dementia Action Group)

All sessions are free, unless otherwise stated, but donations are always welcome.  Contact ROMDAG on 07857 881913 or email for more information.

Tuesday 14th May:

Singing Sessions 

Come and sing songs from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Refreshments provided

  • 11am – 1pm, Dr Peter Centre, Baden Powell Way, Romsey

  • 2pm – 3pm, Carers Together, 9 Love Lane, Romsey

Young Onset Dementia & Carers Support

Wisdom Centre, Romsey

4pm – 6pm,

Call Sandy 07507 968387 or  Nikki 07483 435274 to book your places.


Thursday 16th May:

Dementia Drop-In Coffee Morning 

Romsey Library, Station Road, Romsey

10am – 12noon

Information and support for people living with dementia


Memories, Tea & Me

All Saints Church, North Baddesley

10am – 11am

Reminisce with Memory Box Foundation



Friday 17th May:

“ Shops & Brands”

Green Room, The Plaza, Romsey

10:30am – 12:30pm

Reminiscing with Greenbuttercup.

Contact Pamela on 01794 501605 or to secure your places

Sunday 19th May:

Family Dementia Information Day

Crosfield Hall, Broadwater Road, Romsey

10am - 3pm

Many stands providing help, information and support for families living with dementia

Monday 20th May:

Dementia Sing-Along

All Saint’s Church, Braishfield

2:30pm – 4pm

A fun afternoon singing your favourite songs with the Braishfield Ukulele Music  Society (BUMS)


Tuesday 21st May:

Puzzles & Games

Crosfield Hall Annexe, Broadwater Road, Romsey

11am – 1pm, from puzzles to parachute games, bowling to board games



Salisbury Information Event

Guildhall, Market Square, Salisbury

10am – 5pm, meet local organisations offering support and activities.


Understanding Dementia:

10.00 or 2.00 – Wednesday 15th May 2024

Location: Hart’s Green Garden, Edenbrook Country Park, Pale Lane, RG27 8DH

Come along and gain a better understanding of what it is like to live with dementia. This can help you to support someone with the condition to live well.

We hope you can go to some of these events!


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