Dementia Action Week 2019

Staff of the Buxton Visitor Centre and Buxton Crescent Heritage Trust became ‘Dementia Friends’ this morning, as we completed dementia awareness training with local champion Rob Harrison.

In a lively and informative workshop we learned the five key messages, which are aimed at changing the way people think, act and talk about dementia.

1. Dementia is not a natural part of aging.

2. It is caused by diseases of the brain.

3. It’s not just about memory loss.

4. It’s possible to live well with dementia.

 5. There is more to the person than the dementia.

The venue is committed to being an inclusive, welcoming and safe space for all to enjoy. Staff are working hard to improve resources, facilities and awareness of the issues surrounding living with the condition.

With the Pump Room newly reopened, and the Buxton Crescent Visitor Experience due for opening later this year, we have a great opportunity to build accessibility in to our mission from the ground up. We are also open to ideas, suggestions or questions about how we can achieve that!

Dementia Action Week ( #DAW2019 ) is taking place across the UK this week, with a huge range of activities to promote positive change.

For more information about becoming a dementia friend in your area, and for details for other events, please visit