This week, 21st to 27th May is Dementia Action Week which included the main event, the Alzheimer’s Society conference in London, at the Oval Cricket Ground.

Opened on Tuesday by Fiona Phillips followed by Kathryn Smith, Chief Operating Officer of the Alzheimer’s Society, before getting on to the main part of the conference.

I too, in my small way tried to do my bit through my blog.

On Monday, I wrote about rights.

On Tuesday,  I issued a challenge to those with the power to make a difference to the lives of people with Dementia and their carers.

On Wednesday, I wrote about Kate Swaffer of Dementia Alliance International and her   announcement about the new global Rehabilitation Alliance and Alzheimer’s Deisease International marked the 1st anniversary of the adoption of the Global plan on Dementia.

On Thursday, I wrote about DEEP UK’s  York Minds and Voices at York station unveiling their new banner.

On Friday I wrote about The Rights of our Dementia Family

On Saturday I wrote Its Time for Action, Not Just Awareness.

Katy Styles is running a petition for a UK wide carer’s strategy, don’t forget reader, our carers/family play an important role, enabling us to live as well as we can with our diagnosis.

The need for properly funded post-diagnosis support has been further supported today

In the 21st Century, we shouldn’t need a Dementia Action Week, but we do:

Rail staff told not to help disabled passengers board if it makes train late

which Disabilty Rights UK comment on and there is a petition to stop this

as Jayne Goodrick said at the Alzheimer’s Society Conference this week

“Everything has changed, and nothing has changed”