Imagine a community where people with dementia feel confident, understood and supported to live well.

Lewes & District Dementia Action Alliance (LDDAA) works to make Lewes and District dementia-friendly.

We want a community where people affected by dementia – those with a diagnosis and those supporting them – can enter any public space and feel genuinely welcome.

This means taking action to support people who work in the everyday places people with dementia go: local shops, cafés, libraries, offices and so on, to have a good understanding of how dementia can affect people and what we can all do to support people affected by dementia to feel fully part of their local community.

“Those with dementia are still people and they still have stories and they still have character and they are all individuals and they are all unique. And they just need to be interacted with on a human level.” Carey Mulligan

Dementia Friends Training Session delivered.

“We agreed to take action to change the way that dementia is perceived and to be positive ambassadors for and supporters of those living with the disease.”

We recent supplied training to legal advisers and paralegals at Mayo Wynne Baxter Solicitors. Learning how to better assist their clients living with dementia and their carers, the team are now registered as Dementia Friends.

Estimated number of people with dementia in the UK

Number of people in Lewes District with dementia

% of people with dementia living in residential care