Dementia Awareness Week 2023

We’ll be celebrating Dementia Awareness Week from 22nd – 28th May (a week later than the UK), and this year, we’re focusing on risk reduction  – choosing to raise awareness of how adopting simple healthy lifestyle habits can help people lower their risk of dementia.

1 in 3 cases of dementia could be prevented by making healthy lifestyle choices.

Although getting older is the biggest risk factor for dementia, evidence shows that making healthy lifestyle choices, such as staying active, eating healthy and exercising your mind can all play a part in reducing your risk.

We have a number of events and activities planned to help raise awareness of brain health, dementia and the support available to those living with and affected by dementia in Jersey. Here’s how you can get involved:

Free 1 hour Dementia Friends lunchtime sessions 

Become a Dementia Friend! We’ll be hosting two lunchtime sessions at Santandar Work Café, giving islanders the opportunity to gain more of an understanding of what it’s like to live with dementia and how to turn that understanding into action to help support others living with dementia.

The sessions will be free to attend, and you can book via Eventbrite below. 

Tuesday 23rd May


Wednesday 24th May


Information stalls

Dementia Jersey staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer questions about dementia and the support available, as well as sharing top tips to keep your brain healthy. You will also be able to purchase some merchandise, like our much-loved branded canvas bags!

Brook Street

Monday 22nd May

Wednesday 24th May

Friday 26th May

Time: 10am-2pm

St Clement Market

 Monday 20th May



Time: 9.30am-2pm 

Waitrose, St Saviour

Tuesday 23rd May



Time: 10am-3pm

NatWest International, Library Place

Thursday 25th May


Time: 10am-3pm

Susie and Jean during Dementia Awareness Week
Dementia Awareness Week Jersey


There are currently 1,600 people in Jersey living with dementia. For each person with dementia, seven other people – spouse, partner, carer, family and friends – are affected and need advice and support too.

Bag Packing at COOP Grand Marche

Dementia volunteers and corporate partners, including Radisson and Ocorian, will be on the tills at Coop Grand Marche St.Helier on Thursday 25th May, bag packing to help raise money for our charity.

Exercise Roadshow

The Exercise Roadshow 10th Anniversary Tour “This is Me” will take place at St. Martin’s Public Hall on Friday 19th May 2023 and will give people the opportunity to come along and try out different exercise classes.

Each session will be no longer than 20 minutes, making them the perfect taster sessions for people looking to try something new. Find out more and book your space here

Abseil at Val de la Mare

On Sunday 21st May, 40 islanders will be taking on the challenge of abseiling 27 metres down Val de la Mare dam. Although we no longer have spaces for this epic challenge, you can get involved by showing them some support and making a donation towards the challenge via

Dementia is the fastest growing disease on the island and the Government predict that cases will double by 2036.

Wear your Forget Me Not badge

Help show people affected by dementia that they are not alone by wearing your Forget Me Not badge. When you donate at any of the above events, or at our office, you will receive a badge in honour of someone affected by dementia. Wear your badge in honour of someone or to simply help raise awareness.


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, popping by the awareness stall for a chat or making a donation.

If you have any questions about how you can get involved, please give us a call on 01534 723519 or email