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Dementia Action week 2023

09 May 2023

Dementia Action Week is an annual event to raise awareness and encourage people across the UK to take action to improve the lives of people with dementia. This year, it takes place Monday 15 – Sunday 21 May.

With over 900,000 people in the UK who have dementia, it’s really important for people to come forward for guidance and support, and feel empowered to take the next steps towards diagnosis.

There are lots of events offering engaging activities, awareness sessions and opportunities to socialise for anyone who is affected by dementia during Dementia Action Week in Herefordshire.

All the events below, across the county, are free and the information has been provided and collated by charity Dementia Matters Here(fordshire).


For Dementia Action Week, McCarthy Stone Foundation are offering grants of up to £1000 to grassroots groups in the UK who provide services such as memory café’s, to help people with dementia. Applications for this fund close on 26th May.  If you want to find out more, it’s quick and easy to register, visit Community Funding Support.


Hereford:  Coffee and games morning at Hereford cathedral, college hall.  Booking is required by calling 01432 374251.  Time: 10.30am to 12pm.

Leominster: Church service at Priory church of St Peter and St Paul in Leominster, followed by coffee/tea and cake in the Norman nave. Time: 2pm.

Leominster:  Art exhibition at Leominster Library.

Ross-on-Wye: Afternoon Tea at Ross Community Garden, Old Gloucester Road.  Booking is required by e-mailing  2pm to 4pm

Leominster:  Professional focused conference at The Grange.  Time: 10am to 4pm.

Leominster:  Art exhibition at Leominster Library.

Ross-on-Wye:  Church service followed by refreshments at St Mary's Church.  Time:  11am to 1pm.

Hereford:  Afternoon Tea at Broomy Hill, HR4 0JY.  Time: 2pm to 4pm.

Hereford:  Drop in for veterans with dementia at the Veteran centre.  Time: 9am to 5pm.

Leominster:  Art exhibition at Leominster Library.

Ross-on-Wye:  Coffee morning at the Larruperz Centre.  Time:  10am to 12.30pm.

Ross-on-Wye:  Free dementia-friendly screening of the classic film, "Love is a many splendored thing", at the Phoenix centre. Doors open at 1.30pm for refreshments. To book, call 01989 313002 or book through the Eventbrite websiteTime:  2pm

Leominster: Picnic in the park on the Grange, along with a virtual picnic, with activities for those unable to attend.  Time: 12pm to 3pm.

Leominster: Art exhibition at Leominster Library.

Ross-on-Wye:  Tea Dance at the Larruperz Centre. To book, call 01989 313002 or book through the Eventbrite websiteTime: 1pm to 4pm.  

Leominster:  Art exhibition at Leominster Library.

Leominster:  Art exhibition at Leominster Library.

Market stall - talk to the Dementia Matters Here(fordshire) team, to learn more about Ross-on-Wye becoming a dementia friendly town.  Time:  10am.

You can find information about dementia and memory loss on the Talk Community Directory, providing links to both national and local groups, activities and resources. 

  • from the local meeting centres, memory cafes, carers support groups, buddying and outreach throughout Herefordshire.
  • to the Reading Well books on prescription for dementia, which you may find helpful if you have dementia, are caring for someone with dementia or would like to find out more about the condition.
  • and the comprehensive information, online community and national helpline, of the Alzheimer's Society.  From information about types of dementia, diagnosis and treatment, to getting support with daily living, staying independent and money matters.

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