The purpose of the Week is to raise public awareness and understanding about
dementia, its causes and the impact that it has on people.
The week is organized by the Alzheimer's Society who are the UK's leading
care and research charity for people with dementia, there families and
The week also aims to encourage people to take control of their lives by
making simple changes in their behaviour. In so doing they can reduce their
risk of developing dementia.
Further details, including information on local events (nearest Manchester)
taking place is available from their website at