Diagnosis and support available if you think you may have dementia

If you are concerned that someone you know or yourself are showing signs of dementia it’s important to get an early diagnosis.

During Dementia Action Week (May 13 to May 19) we’ll be sharing dementia support information and resources that are available to anyone who wants to learn more about dementia and the support available for anyone affected by dementia.

The theme this year is improving dementia diagnosis rates which is vital to give people care, treatment and support they need.

Lead by the Alzheimer’s Society, the week is an opportunity to raise awareness of dementia and encourage people to act.

There’s several events taking place in Bury.

If you’re worried about yourself, or someone close to you, then check your symptoms today using the symptom checklist.


“Getting a diagnosis is one of the most important things people can do if they are worried about dementia,” said a council spokesperson.

“it’s estimated that 1 in 3 people with dementia do not have a diagnosis in the UK and by getting that diagnosis people can get the support that is available.

“Through working together we develop links between services and communities, making sure that people living with dementia, and their families and carers, are seen and heard, to enable people to receive timely and appropriate support.”

  • Tuesday 14 May, 11am-1pm – Goat’s Gate Inn Pub in Whitefield – Dementia Support Group with attendance from The Alzheimer’s Society to provide information and advice.
  • Wednesday 15 May, 11am-3pm : Time for a cuppa event hosted by Home Instead, 116A Bury New Road, Manchester M45 6AD. Pop in and join in for a cake, a cup of tea, games and prizes.
  • Thursday 16 May: Tesco- Prestwich from 9.30am until lunch time there will be a stall from The Alzheimer’s Society and information and advice available from The Alzheimer’s Society.
  • Thursday 16 May, 4.30-6.30pm – Dementia United’s online delirium training session for carers. The training will cover: What is delirium? How to prevent delirium; Identifying the causes and signs of delirium; Getting help when you need it. You can find out more and register here:
  • Monday 20 May, 10am-3pm – Shared Lives dementia champion available at the drop in at the Green Café, Clarence Park, Walmersley Road.

Further information about the support available

Information about dementia services in Bury https://theburydirectory.co.uk/categories/dementia

Support from Persona, Bury’s provider of social care: https://www.personasupport.org/news-and-events/news/dementia-action-week-where-to-get-help-in-bury/

How to get a Dementia diagnosis


The Alzheimers Society: https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-involved/dementia-action-week

General support for carers in Bury: Information and support for Cares in Bury (theburydirectory.co.uk)

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