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Plymouth marks Dementia Awareness Week

A range of activities are taking place across Plymouth to mark Dementia Awareness Week 2017. Between 15 and 19 May, Plymouth City Council will team up with Moments Café and Information Hub, Devon and Cornwall Police, Drake Circus, Age UK and Derriford Hospital to host events that raise awareness of dementia and encourage people and […]


Changes to public toilets help people living with dementia

Small changes are helping to make a big difference for people living with dementia in Plymouth, ‘Dementia-Friendly City of the Year’. A number of alterations have been made to public toilets by the Council to make them dementia-friendly in Armada Way, Elphinstone, the Barbican, the Council House, the Guildhall and the toilets at West Hoe. The […]


Plymouth wins Dementia Friendly City of the year 2016 award

Plymouth has won the Dementia Friendly (City of the year award) at the Alzheimers Society’s national awards in London. Plymouth Dementia Action Alliance, Plymouth City Council, Plymouth University and sixty organisations and businesses have been working together for the past five years, to make the city more dementia friendly. Initiatives include Dementia friendly City Bus, […]


Japanese media visit dementia-friendly Plymouth

Journalists from Japanese national newspaper Asahi Shimbun and a representative from the Asahi Social Welfare Organisation visited Plymouth to report back to Japan on the wide-ranging dementia-friendly initiatives in and around the city which have earned it an international reputation for world-leading dementia-friendliness. After meeting Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive of Alzheimer’s Society on a visit […]


Plymouth shortlisted for national Dementia award

Plymouth has been shortlisted for the national Dementia Friendly Awards. For the past few years, Plymouth City Council has been working, along with other members of the Plymouth Dementia Action Alliance (PDAA), to make the city more dementia friendly. Initiatives include Dementia Friendly car parking spaces, Dementia awareness sessions for local businesses, and a Dementia […]


Dementia Friendly Plymouth event Wednesday 24 February

Plymouth residents and organisations will be able to find out more about dementia as part of a Dementia Awareness Day next week. There will be free one hour dementia awareness sessions throughout the day on Wednesday 24 February between 10am and 4pm. The event has been organised jointly by Plymouth City Council, Plymouth Dementia Action […]


Museum craft group helps people with dementia

A traditional craft group at Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery has taken on a commission with a difference – to make ‘twiddlemuffs’ for local people with dementia. The group has been running for over five years and meets at the museum every week to knit items for local and international charities. Members have made […]


Join in with the Memory Roadshow

Our arts and heritage and library services teams are joining forces for a programme of monthly reminiscence sessions The Memory Roadshow will focus on various topics and run at Plympton, Plymstock, St Budeaux and Devonport libraries between now and Spring 2016. People will be able to look at objects and photos from the Museum and Art […]


Plymouth shortlisted for national Dementia Friendly Award

Plymouth has been shortlisted for a prestigious national Dementia Friendly Award. For the past few years, Plymouth City Council and the Plymouth Dementia Action Alliance (PDAA) have been committed to making Plymouth a Dementia Friendly city. The National Dementia Friendly Awards 2015 has shortlisted Plymouth under the “Best Dementia Friendly Community Initiative” category. Mr Ian […]


Dementia Awareness Week 17 – 23 May 2015

A range of activities are taking place in Plymouth to mark Dementia Awareness Week (17 – 23 May 2015). Organisations including Plymouth City Council, Plymouth University, Barclays, Plymouth Citybus and Plymouth Community Healthcare are taking part in events throughout the week to raise awareness of dementia and encourage individuals and organisations to become more dementia […]


Let’s make Plymouth dementia friendly with new dementia toolkit

Plymouth City Council and partners are working to make Plymouth a more dementia friendly place with the launch this week of a new Dementia Toolkit for local organisations. By 2015, it is predicted that 3,166 individuals in Plymouth will be living with dementia, rising to 3,667 by 2020. Two-thirds of people with dementia live independently within the […]

Sarah Gray, Plymouth City Council's Dementia Friendly Coordinator, launches the new Dementia Toolkit at Plympton Library with local partners.

New campaign urges Plymouth residents to become dementia friends

Plymouth City Council is supporting the new national Dementia Friends campaign to help people develop an understanding of dementia and turn it into action to help people in their community living with the disease. There are around 665,065 people in England who have dementia, and an estimated 21 million people in England have a close […]