Dementia Friendly Haywards Heath

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Haywards Heath Dementia Friendly Community (HHDFC)

Haywards Heath Dementia Friendly Community - HHDFC (previously Haywards Heath Dementia Action Alliance (HHDAA) was set up in January 2016 by local residents and professionals. The HHDFC's aim is to help people with dementia feel part of the wider community, raise awareness of dementia and improve the quality of life for those living with dementia and their carers. These are some of the small steps in bulding a 'dementia friendly' community. HHDFC members most of whom are Dementia Friends Champions, can offer Dementia Friends sessions, which last an hour, are free and give the attendee a better understanding of dementia. At Dementia Friends sessions, you will:


  • Find out five things everyone should know about Dementia
  • Find out where to get support and information
  • Gain ideas on how you can help people with dementia
  • Become a Dementia Friend! 



Dementia Friends sessions can be organised at times and venues to suit your needs. The HHDFC also organise awareness raising events and Open Forums for the local community. For more information on these sessions, contact Haywards Heath Town Council on 01444 455694 or email

We have a leaflet with more information on how to join the HHDFC and help build a Dementia Friendly Haywards Heath.

Know Dementia's Memory Moments Cafe

Know Dementia's Memory Moments Cafe takes place on the 1st Tuesday of the month and the 4th Thursday of each month, from 2pm to 4pm, at Ansty Village Hall, Deaks Lane, Ansty, Haywards Heath, RH17 5AS.   The dates of the cafes are published on Know Dementia's website.  Click here to visit the website of Know Dementia.   

The Memory Moments cafes are for people with memory problems to come along with their family supporter/carer and enjoy a social afternoon with tea, coffee and a cake, a little fun and laughter, with a variety of activities including games, music, dance and crafts. To book a place prior to attending for the first time, please call Kow Dementia on 01273 494300 or email

Dementia Support from Sussex Police

Sussex Police are encouraging families who may have a relative living with Dementia to complete and return a Missing Person Lifestyle Information form.

This form will assist the families and ensure that the missing person is quickly located by the Police in the event of them going missing. Click here to find out more information of Helping People living with Dementia in our Community from Sussex Police.

​Dementia Support in Mid Sussex

Apart from the Haywards Heath Dementia Action Alliance (HHDAA) and Know Dementia's Memory Moment Cafe in Haywards Heath, we are happy to provide below links to other sources of information and support across Mid Sussex.

Links to Other Dementia Sites

There are many organisations offering support to people with Dementia and their carers. Please see links to these organisations below:

A site designed to provide patients with dementia, their carers and family members with helpful resources and information.

Dementia Friends

The Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about the condition.

Dementia UK

Dementia UK provides specialist dementia support for families through their Admiral Nurse service.

Dementia Adventure

Dementia Adventure is dedicated to supporting people to live well with dementia and have a sense of adventure in their lives.  

Dementia Research Centre

The UCL Dementia Research Centre is a hub for clinical research into various forms of dementia. They focus on identifying and understanding the disease processes that cause dementia, the factors that influence these and how best to support people with dementia and their families. They provide links to lots of information and resources to help people and their families dealing with dementia.


Arts 4 Dementia believes that people with dementia and their carers have the right to enjoy life to the full. Participating in arts activity, rekindling and learning new artistic skills enables them to bypass dementia symptoms and enjoy new creative experiences together.

My Life Films

My Life Films is a UK-registered not-for-profit charity dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by dementia. We are a group of passionate filmmakers who believe that every person has as a wonderful life story to tell. Our vision is a world where people living with dementia are not defined by their illness.  For more information visit My Life Films Website.

My Life TV

The first video-on-demand streaming service for people living with dementia.  There is a variety of content, including animal and nature programmes, gardens, feelgood programmes, quizzes, archive news, popular tv shows from the 1960's and 1970's and much more.

This is a not for profit service and launched by charity My Life Films who specialise in using filmmaking to improve the lives of people affected by dementia.  Please take a look: They are offering this service free for three months and then a £4 per month subscription.   The service runs on a secure web platform powered by Vimeo which means it is easily accessible via mobile or desktop, and can be cast to TV.  Fore more information, visit My Life TV website from My Life Films.