Dementia Action Week

Dementia Action Week runs from 16 to 22 May 2022. The activities below are for people living with dementia as well as their families and friends.

Denbighshire Library Service

Denbighshire Library Service

On 20 May 2022, Denbighshire Libraries are launching a new dementia-friendly jigsaw library at St Asaph.

We have a range of jigsaws which are available to borrow with a library card, just like a book. Keep the jigsaw for three weeks and renew it if you need it for longer. We’ve got a great selection to choose from, so when you’ve completed one you can swap it for another.

The puzzles are all designed for adults and range from 35 to 1000 pieces and we have a selection of large-piece puzzles, which are easier for people with limited dexterity. Jigsaws encourage conversation and reminiscence, and stimulate the brain. They're also great for relaxing and de-stressing.

Join us for a cuppa at St Asaph library on Friday 20 May at 2pm to have a look at our new collection and try out a jigsaw.

Denbighshire Leisure Ltd. - Community Arts

Denbighshire Leisure Ltd. - Community Arts

Forget-Me-Not group

Saturday 14 May, 10am to 2pm at Plas Pigot, Denbigh.

The monthly Forget-Me-Not group meeting with creative activity included. This session is run by volunteers.

Please phone 07551394488 or email leahroberts98@googlemail.com for more details.

Lost in Art

Tuesday 17 May, 1pm to 3pm at Ruthin Craft Centre.

Lost in Art is an arts and craft session for people living with dementia and their carers. Everyone is welcome to pop in and join the group for this taster session during Dementia Awareness Week.

All about Dementia

Thursday 19 May, 1pm to 4pm at St. Asaph Cathedral.

St Asaph Cathedral are running an ‘All about Dementia’ event and we will be there with an art and craft taster session. See the "Dementia-Friendly Communities in Denbighshire" section below for more information.

Intergenerational project

On Wednesday 18 May 2022, artist Jude Wood will be visiting as part of our Intergenerational project with Ysgol Bryn Collen and The Old Vicarage Care Home in Llangollen.

On Friday 20 May 2022 Jude will be at Llanrhaeadr Hall Care Home and Ysgol Bro Cinmeirch in Llanrhaeadr.

Denbighshire Countryside Services

Denbighshire Countryside Services

Our Nature for Health programme supports improved physical and mental wellbeing through spending time in nature. Join us at a Nature for Health session near you. Activities are suitable for all abilities and fitness levels.

  • Tuesday 17 May, 10am: seated exercise session meeting at Meliden Community Centre
  • Tuesday 17 May, 1pm: walk for Dementia Action week meeting at Rhuddlan Nature Reserve, Station Road, LL18 5UA
  • Tuesday 17 May, 2:30pm to 4pm: bowling session at Plas Newydd, Llangollen
  • Wednesday 18 May, 10am: walk at Mount Wood, Denbigh meeting at Morrison’s, Denbigh
  • Thursday 19 May, 11:30am: sensory walk meeting at Plas Newydd, Llangollen
  • Thursday 19 May, 1pm to 2pm: outdoor exercise session (based on a falls prevention class) at Plas Newydd, Llangollen

For more information, contact natureforhealth@denbighshire.gov.uk or check out the Denbighshire Countryside Service Facebook page (external website).

Denbighshire Voluntary Services Council (DVSC)

Denbighshire Voluntary Services Council (DVSC)

DVSC will be running Dementia Friends awareness sessions every day during Dementia Action Week at venues across Denbighshire both in person and on-line.

Details will be confirmed on their social media channels:

or you can contact Becky at DVSC on 01824 702441 or at becky@dvsc.co.uk.

Dementia Friendly Communities in Denbighshire

Dementia Friendly Communities in Denbighshire

Dementia Friendly Denbigh

Dementia Friendly Denbigh are running a Colouring Competition for schools and care homes in Denbigh. Denbigh school children and care home residents are being asked to colour in the Forget Me Not template which will be displayed in the Denbigh CO-OP shop window during Dementia Action Week. Prizes will be awarded for the best schools and best care home entry at the end of the week.

Website: Dementia Friendly Denbigh Facebook page (external website)

Dementia Friendly Prestatyn

Dementia Friendly Prestatyn are currently running a six week 'Book of You' course (external website), which takes place on a Wednesday morning and will be running during Dementia Action Week on 18 May at Prestatyn Town Council Offices.

Website: Prestatyn Dementia Friendly Facebook page (external website)

Dementia Friendly Rhuddlan

Website: Rhuddlan Dementia Friendly Facebook page (external website)

Dementia Friendly St Asaph

Everything dementia

St. Asaph Cathedral are running an ‘All about Dementia event’ on Thursday 19 May between 1pm and 4pm.

Everyone is welcome to get advice, information and support on all dementia issues with free refreshments.

Forget me not afternoon

St. Asaph will also be running there ‘forget me not afternoon’ in the Parish Church between 2pm and 4pm on Thursday 19 May.

It offers various activities for those living with dementia. If you enjoy music, singing, games, craft-making, a walk round the park or just a chat over a cup of tea, come and join us. Carers and those personally affected by dementia are most welcome.

For further information, contact Janet Cameron on 01745 583770.

Website: Dementia Friendly St Asaph (external website)

North East Wales Carers Information Service (NEWCIS)

North East Wales Carers Information Service (NEWCIS)

NEWCIS is one of the largest providers of carer services in Wales. Since 1995 it has been delivering information, one to one support, training and counselling to carers who provide unpaid support to family or friends living in North East Wales. The charity has grown to have an office base in each county with its headquarters in Mold.

See their programme of events for May on their website: NEWCIS: events (external website).

All Wales Dementia Care Pathways and All Wales Hospital Dementia Charter

All Wales Dementia Care Pathways and All Wales Hospital Dementia Charter

Lots of work is going on in North Wales, and indeed across Wales, to improve people’s experiences of care and support pre and post receiving a diagnosis of dementia.

Visit the Welsh Government website for the latest information: Welsh Government: update on dementia care in Wales (external website).

Talking Points

Talking Points

Talking Points are now getting back up and running as face-to-face events following the pandemic.

A session will be held in Prestatyn library on Friday 20 May, from 9:30am to 1pm.

Denbighshire residents are welcome to visit and chat with our Community Navigator who has lots of local knowledge about where to get help and support.

We will have a 'reminiscence bike' on display, which helps people to connect with places they remember using Google Maps. It's great for gentle exercise and for stimulating conversations.

Also attending will be representatives from the Centre of Sight and Sound (external website), Working Denbighshire and Community Catalysts (external website).

Digital Communities Wales (DCW)

Digital Communities Wales (DCW)

Bitesize training sessions are a range of short modules designed to support digital inclusion and people’s health and well-being.

Six sessions are being delivered on Zoom across 18 and 19 May 2022 and each session lasts an hour.

Anyone interested can register direct with DCW to book their places.

For details visit: Digital Communities Wales: how we can help (external website)