Monday 21 to Sunday 27 May is Dementia Action (Awareness) Week.
Visit Barking Town Square on Tuesday 22 May from 10am to 2pm for more information on how you can get involved.
The goal of the week is to encourage people to take action to improve the lives of those affected by dementia, working to create a dementia-friendly UK where those with dementia do not feel excluded.
There are 850,000 people in the UK who are affected by dementia, and it does not just affect the elderly, 40,000 people in the UK under the age of 65 suffer from early onset dementia. It is believed that by 2051 the number of people who have dementia in the UK will have risen to 2 million.
For more information on Dementia Action Week click here.