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Events to mark Dementia Awareness Week

Press Release   •   May 16, 2014 13:41 BST

A wide range of events is taking place in Bury to mark Dementia Awareness Week, which runs from Sunday 18 May to Saturday 24 May.

This year’s theme is “Don’t bottle it up” which aims to people to talk about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias as well as raising awareness and funds across the UK.

Bury Council, Making Space, the Alzheimer’s Society and partners will be hosting a variety of events throughout the week to help the cause.

A full list of the events is below:

Monday 19 May

·  Free education workshop for those caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias: from 1pm to 4.30pm at Home Instead, 116a Bury New Road, Whitefield. Please book your place with Kevin on 0161
796 2988.

· Dementia Café and talk from Rachel Yates: from 2pm to 3.30pm at Bankfield, Gigg Lane, Bury. Please book at 0161 764 8552 or email

Tuesday 20 May

· Dementia talk, information, one-to-one support and advice (refreshments available): from 9am to 10.30am at Summerseat Garden Centre, Railway Street, Bury.

· Alzheimer's Society information bus: from 10am to 4pm at Tesco, Woodfield Retail Park, Peel
Way, Bury.

· Coffee morning and Dementia Friends Awareness Session: from 10am to noon, at Delicious Cafe at
the Fusilier Museum, Moss Street, Bury.

· Pop-up dementia café: advice and support from 11am to 1pm at Radcliffe Health Centre. 

· Drop-in advice session: from 2pm to 3pm at Unsworth Library, Bury.

· Dementia awareness event for professionals hosted by Hugh Jones and Clough & Willis Solicitors: from 5.30pm to 8pm at the Fusilier Museum, Moss Street, Bury. To book a place please contact Clare Trippier at Clough & Willis Solicitors on 0161 764 5266 or via email

Wednesday 21 May

* Dementia café - helpful advice and support: from 11am to 1pm at Moorside Library, Parkinson Street, Bury.

· Dementia Action Alliance information: from 10am to 2pm at Barclays Bank, 1 Central Street, The Rock, Bury

Thursday 22 May

· Musical memories: from 10am to 12.30pm at Radcliffe United Reform Church, Blackburn Street, Radcliffe.

Friday 23 May

· Information event: from 10am to 2pm in the Mill Gate centre, Bury. Contact Rachel Yates to get involved at

· Musical memories drop-in session: from 10am to 12.30pm at Manna House, Irwell Street,

· Coffee morning: from 10.30am to noon, at Rose Court Care Centre 44-48 Water
Street, Radcliffe.For further information or to R.S.V.P contact 0161 724 9040 or

· Afternoon tea: from 2pm to 3.30pm at Rose Court Care Centre, 44-48 Water
Street, Radcliffe.For further information or to R.S.V.P contact 0161 724 9040 or

Saturday 24 May

· 'You Are My Sunshine' Bury Dementia Choir: from 1pm to 4pm at the Manchester City Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester.


Press release issued: 16 May 2014.