News and events Dementia Action Week 2019 Communities in Wiltshire are hosting a wealth of events to mark Dementia Action Week, 20th - 27th May. Not all the events listed here are organised by Alzheimer's Support - and some of them are before or after the week itself! Whether you are directly affected by dementia or just want to find out more, why not go along to an event near you. Friday 17th May Open Doors Malmesbury, Malmesbury Abbey, 10.30am to 3pm. Information, talks and activities, including a Music for the Mind taster session at 12pm and Movement for the Mind taster at 2pm. Dementia Adviser Kirstie Blair and other members of the Alzheimer's Support team will be on hand to chat informally. Monday 20th May Dementia Friends session, Spa Surgery, Melksham, 6.45pm Book your place online DaDaMentia workshops with Katryn Saqui, Trowbridge Town Hall Free workshops for people living with dementia and their families, exploring how a creative approach can help. Please book in advance on 01225 774306 or email [email protected] Library experience 10am, Flower arranging 10am, Cathedral book-binding 11.15am, Salisbury Cathedral Please pre-book for all events on 01722 555168. Alzheimer's Society Roadshow, Salisbury Cathedral Close, 10am - 4pm All welcome for information, advice and support. Tuesday 21st May Silent Disco, Salisbury Cathedral, 2pm - 4pm All welcome to pop on headphones to dance to carefully selected tracks and enjoy the benefits of music! Live Well taster sessions, Five Rivers Leisure Centre, Salisbury 1pm - 4pm Have a go at table tennis, badminton or short mat bowls - free event. Let's Talk about Dementia, Romney House Care Home, Trowbridge, 2.30pm Coffee, cake and friendly conversation, all welcome. Advice drop in, Purton Surgery, 10am A chance to chat informally with Dementia Adviser Kirstie Blair Dementia information at Corsham Area Board, Corsham Campus, 7pm Talk by Dementia Adviser Tara Slater, information about local activities and support. Poetry afternoon, Salisbury Library, 2.30pn - 3.30pm Alzheimer's Society Roadshow, Salisbury Cathedral Close, 10am - 4pm All welcome for information, advice and support. Wednesday 22nd May Virtual Dementia Tour, Savernake Care Home, Marlborough A chance to find out what it can be like to live with dementia. Please note there is a charge. Email to book [email protected] Day out at Langford Lakes, 10.30am - 3pm A day out for older people including anyone affected by dementia. BBQ and music. Arranged by Amesbury Dementia Action Alliance and Steeple Ashton Parish Council. To book email [email protected] Advice drop-in, Trowbridge Health Centre 10am - 2pm A chance to chat informally with Dementia Adviser Chris Maple. Thursday 23rd May Advice drop-in, Marlborough Library, 10am - 12pm A chance to chat informally with Dementia Adviser Tina Perrryman. Harnham Memory Cafe, Music with Scrape the Barrel, St George's Hall, 10.30am Call 01380 739055 or book online Dementia Friendly tours, Salisbury Museum. 1.30pm - 2.30pm Book your place by calling 01722 820546 or email [email protected] Bath Festival Event - Dealing with Dementia, Assembly Rooms, Bath, 10am - 11am Talks and discussion with authors Wendy Mitchell, Nicci Gerrard and Steph Booth. Tickets £10 Book online Friday 24th May Open Day at Park House, Alzheimer's Support, Trowbridge, 11am - 3pm Drop in for refreshments and stalls, a chance to chat informally to Dementia Adviser Chris Maple. Dementia Friends information session at 12pm. All welcome - please book here to attend the Dementia Friends session. Dementia-friendly church service, Holy Trinity, Bradford on Avon, 12.30pm Carers tea, Tolsey Surgery, 2.30pm - 4.30pm Saturday 25th May Party in the Park, Westbury Gardens, Bradford on Avon. A community celebration to round off the week with information, music, singing, dance, stalls and refreshments. Dementia Adviser Claire Mitchell will be on hand to offer advice. All proceeds to Alzheimer's Support. Thursday 30th May DaDaMentia workshops with Katryn Saqui, Trowbridge Town Hall, 6.30pm Free workshops for people living with dementia and their families, exploring how a creative approach can help. Please book in advance on 01225 774306 or email [email protected] Friday 31st May Memory awareness event, Salisbury Medical Practice Talks and information on aspects of living with dementia including activities and finance. Talk by Dementia Adviser David Bunton. Advice drop-in and carers' event, Ramsbury Surgery, 2pm - 4pm A chance to chat informally with Dementia Adviser Tina Perrryman. South Wiltshire cream tea for carers and people living with dementia, River Bourne Community Farm Call Alzheimer's Support care coordinator Amanda Smith for details on 07702 911777. This is not a definitive list! - please let us know any other events to include Click here to see Alzheimer's Support's regular activities for the week.