It's Dementia Action Week

20 May 2019

To celebrate Dementia Action Week (20 - 26 May), Kensington & Chelsea Dementia Action Alliance together with the Westminster Dementia Action Alliance are running an awareness campaign within the two boroughs.

Yellow scarves featuring forget-me-not flowers, the symbol of the Alzheimer’s Society, have been knitted by community volunteers. The scarves are adorning the following iconic statues in Kensington and Chelsea throughout Dementia Action Week:

  • Venus fountain – Sloane Square
  • Saint Volodymyr, the Great – Holland Park
  • A Moment of Peril – Leighton House Museum
  • Boy with a dolphin – Chelsea Embankment
  • Young David – Chelsea Embankment

The project highlights communities coming together to raise awareness for people living with dementia and to help improve their experience in the area that they live in.

This week we want you to find, photograph and upload your photos of the statues (and your selfies!) using #DAW2019Scarves to feature on our social media platforms.

The wide range of events and activities taking place across the borough have been specially tailored for people living with dementia, their carers, and other related health professionals. All events are free and some sessions will need to be pre-booked.

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Dementia Action Alliance (RBKC DAA) have organised the Sloane Square Arts Festival for Dementia which introduces a series of free cultural events during Dementia Action Week for the first time in the area. 

A full list of events taking place through Dementia Action Week is online:

List of Events DAW 2019 [PDF] (file size 240.3 KB)

For more information on how we as a Council support independent living and health for our older residents, please visit https://www.peoplefirstinfo.org.uk/