MEMBERS of Bentham and District Dementia Friendly Community have been busy making posters to display in the town during national dementia week.

The focus of this year's awareness week, which runs from Monday, May 13 to May 19 and is organised by The Alzheimer’s Society, is to bring people together to take action in improving dementia diagnosis rates. The charity says diagnosis is vital to give people access to the care, treatment and support, yet one in three people with dementia do not have a diagnosis.

The week will aim to raise awareness of dementia in the hope those who may be affected, or their family and friends, will spot signs and take early action.

Jonathan Scott, chairman of the trustees of the Bentham and District Dementia Friendly Community, said: "Once again, the wonderful businesses and people of Bentham are going to support this with shop front displays throughout the town as they have done in previous years.

"To support these displays, Bentham and District Dementia Friendly Community, who meet for breakfast every other Thursday at Bentham fire station, have made some wonderful posters with pictures, artwork and poems.

If you are passing through Bentham at any time in the week try to make time to look at these displays and give some thought on what Dementia could mean to you and yours.

For more information on BDDFC and to see how you can get involved please call Jonathan Scott, chairman of the Trustees, at Bentham Medical Practice on 015242 61202 or email