Blaby District Dementia Action Alliance (BDDAA) are a group of organisations who have come together with the aim of making Blaby District a better place to live for people with dementia and their carers. Blaby District has an increasing ageing population and it is expected that the number of people living with dementia locally is expected to almost double by 2030.
Blaby District Dementia Action Alliance won the converted Dementia Friendly Award 2018 Dementia Friendly Community of the Year - Rural area, Village or Town at the Alzheimer's Society Awards.
Dementia Action Week 20-26 May
Dementia Action Week (20 - 26 May 2019) unites people, workplaces, schools and communities to take action and improve the lives of people living with dementia.
Many of us worry about 'saying the wrong thing' to someone with dementia, yet a friendly face or listening ear can make the world of difference.
This Dementia Action Week, we're encouraging everyone to take action by starting a conversation; whether it's calling a relative with dementia or visiting a neighbour, it's time to start talking.
You can support the Week by attending an event near you, putting up our posters and sharing messages of support on social media. Please see our local guide of activities throughout the week
Dementia Activities (PDF, 310 Kb)
Become a member
Are you an individual, own a local business or shop, run a local community group or work in a large organisation? If you are passionate about improving the lives of people affected by dementia we want to hear from you.
There is no cost, we will :-
- Support you to become more dementia friendly
- Deliver free dementia friends information session
- Working Towards Dementia Friendly Logo and certificate
- Access to free resources, training and booklet
In return we ask you to commit to at least 1 action and sign up to our local Dementia Action Alliance.
We meet 4 times a year, we discuss our actions, measure progress, share best practice and exchange information.
To become dementia friendly join our local action alliance by clicking on the link below and complete the action plan
For more information: Please contact Samantha Clarke on 0116 272 7544 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Action Plan
BDDAA Action Plan 19-20 (PDF, 243 Kb)
New Dementia Guide
New dementia guide launched for people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
It is a practical guide to living with dementia and has been co-produced by Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland DAA and Care Choices.
You can download your copy below or if you would like to request a FREE hard copy please telephone 01223 207770
Dementia Friendly Leicestershire LLR (PDF, 3.4 Mb)
Singing for the Brain (PDF, 127 Kb)
- Forget Me Not Memory Café provides information about living with dementia and other services available locally in an informal and comfortable environment. They are also a place to relax, socialise and meet other people with dementia and their carers.
Venue:Countesthorpe Village Hall, Station Road, Countesthorpe, LE8 5TB
Frequency: 3rd Monday of the month
Tel: 0116 231 6921
Message In A Bottle
The Lions Message in a Bottle is a simple but effective way for you to keep your emergency medical and contact details where they can be found easily and quickly by the responding services- in the fridge.
In the event that the emergency services are called to your home they are trained to look for two stickers (one on the inside of your front door and the other on your fridge) which will alert them to the bottle and its possibly life saving content.
If somebody living with dementia goes missing, it's a very stressful situation for everyone concerned.
The Herbert Protocol is a national scheme and is available through Leicestershire Police.
You can download the form below or pick one up from your local police station.
Complete the form with information about the person with dementia and keep it in a safe place.
If the person goes missing, add any relevant recent information and give the form to the police as it will have vital information about the person to help find them
Herbert Protocol (MS Word, 115 Kb)
Books on Prescription - Dementia (PDF, 493 Kb)
Reading Well books about dementia that you may find useful if you have dementia and or caring for someone with dementia or want to find out more. Visit or contact your local library regarding stock of these books.
- Dementia tool kit
Visual planners and carers cards - order your free resource pack
- DEEP Guide - Dementia Words Matter
Guidelines on language about dementia
- DEEP guide - writing dementia-friendly information