Dementia Action Week is Back

Published on 09 May 2022


Event in Bedford Town Centre

Dementia Action Week

15 - 21 May 

Free Entry

Booking Essential

Dementia Action Week is a national event that sees the public coming together to take action in supporting people that are affected by dementia. This year, we have joined with local organisations to provide free activities for all who are interested in or are affected by dementia.

Tibbs Art Activitea at The Higgins

Monday 16 May, 2pm – 3:30pm

Join in a relaxed art session on the theme of the Platinum Jubilee with Tibbs Dementia Foundation. No art experience needed. Refreshments provided. To book a place or for more information, phone 01234 276362 or email vicki.blair@bedford.gov.uk 

Please note that the first session is free and will continue weekly during 23 May – 20 June at £5 per session.

Introduction to Dementia 

Wednesday 18 May, 9am – 3pm

Join in online talks and a Q&A with ELFT Recovery College, Alzheimer’s Society, Tibbs Dementia Foundation, Carers in Bedfordshire and Age UK to find out more about support available for those affected by dementia.

Register online at Bedfordshire and Luton Recovery College. For further information and other ways to register telephone 01234 263621 / 01582 708917 or email elft.recoverycollege@nhs.net

Around Bedford Castle

Thursday 19 May, 11am – 12.30pm

Join us for a gentle, sensory walk around the remains of Bedford Castle and learn more about the history of the area. Back at The Higgins, investigate a range of interesting objects with links to the castle and our own history and memories. Refreshments provided. To book a place or for more information, phone 01234 276362 or email vicki.blair@bedford.gov.uk

Art Display + Information at The Higgins

Monday 16 – Sunday 22 May 

See pieces of art made by members of the Tibbs Art Activitea group and pick up useful information leaflets on dementia in The Higgins foyer.

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