Dementia Awareness Week 2022

Dementia Awareness Week 2022 ran from 16 – 22 May. This year Dementia Jersey held a range of activities and events to help promote dementia awareness in Jersey and focused on diagnosis – choosing to raise awareness and encourage anyone living with undiagnosed dementia to:  

  • Understand and recognise potential symptoms of dementia  
  • Ask for guidance and support  
  • Feel empowered to take the next step  
  • Improve the diagnosis process for both them and healthcare professionals

Every three seconds, someone in the world is diagnosed with dementia.

Dementia Jersey held a number of events and activities during Dementia Awareness Week to help raise awareness of dementia, symptoms to be aware of and the support available to those living with and affected by Dementia in Jersey. This page details the evening talk sessions that were held. The talks were recorded and you can click on links below to watch them.

Free Virtual Evening Talks

Dementia Jersey held three talks on Wednesday 18th, Thursday 19th and Friday 20th May which were online sessions via Zoom . The talks were by experts in dementia and were about diagnosing dementia, dementia medication, risk reduction and caring for someone with dementia. There were also guest speakers with dementia talking about their lived experiences of the disease. 

Talk held on
Wednesday 18th May 2022

Diagnosing dementia
and Dementia medication

Dementia Jersey Evening Talks Dr Pierre Krolak-Salmon

Audience: Professionals

Speaker 1: Dr Pierre Krolak-Salmon

Speaker 2: Dr Emer MacSweeney

Hosted by: Dr Matt Doyle, Trustee of Dementia Jersey

CPD: This talk is CPD certified

Talk held on
Thursday 19th May 2022

Dementia – Risk reduction and Living well with dementia

Dementia Jersey Evening Talks Dr Juan Melendez

Audience: Professionals

Speaker 1: Dr Juan Melendez

Speaker 2: Peter Berry

Hosted by: Dr Matt Doyle, Trustee of Dementia Jersey

CPD: This talk is CPD certified

Talk held on
Friday 20th May 2022

Caring for someone with dementia
and Living well with dementia 

Dementia Jersey Dr Sian Wareing-Jones

Audience: Family Carers

Speaker 1: Dr Sian Wareing-Jones

Speaker 2: Chris Roberts and Jayne Goodrick

Hosted by: Claudine Snape, CEO Dementia Jersey

Dementia Jersey CDP Certified logo

Find out more about our speakers here

Dementia Friend Sessions during Dementia awareness Week

Dementia Jersey hosted two lunchtime Dementia Friends sessions at Santander Work Café on Tuesday 17th May and Thursday 19th May that gave islanders the opportunity to gain more of an understanding on what it’s like to live with dementia and how to turn that understanding into action to help support others living with dementia. 

Dementia Jersey hold regular Dementia Friends sessions at Jersey Library. 

If you would like to attend one of the sessions please contact Dan, our Education Coordinator on 01534 723519 or Email:

Information Stalls

During Dementia Awareness week 2022 Dementia Jersey staff and volunteers were out and about in with information stalls to help promote dementia awareness. 

Brook Street 

Dementia Jersey staff and volunteers were opposite Voisins on Monday 16th, Wednesday 18th and Friday 20th May and were on hand to answer questions about dementia and the support available. 

Waitrose St.Saviour 

Dementia Jersey staff were also located at Waitrose St.Saviour on Friday 20th May to answer any questions and provide leaflets.

Dementia Jersey also promoted Dementia Awareness Week 2022 with:

De Gruchy window display  

De Gruchy’s kindly donated a King Street window display for us promote Dementia Awareness Week with key messages to raise awareness  

Park run Takeover  

Dementia Jersey held a Park Run takeover on Saturday 21st May. The event was free to participate in, but donations were welcome.

Bag packing  

Dementia volunteers and corporate partners, including Normans, Fairway and RBSI were on the tills at Coop Grand Marche St. Helier on Thursday 19th May bag packing to help raise money for the charity. We would like to thank them all for their time.

There are around 1,600 people living with dementia in Jersey, and with an ageing population, this number is expected to double within a generation.

We all have a role to play in making Jersey a dementia friendly island and that’s what Dementia Awareness Week is all about. Getting involved could be as simple as signing up to a free Dementia Friends session on a lunch break or popping by the awareness stall. 

If you have any questions about how you can get involved then just give us a call on 01534 723519 

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