Blackpool Council is committed to helping Blackpool become a dementia friendly town and aims to promote information, services and activities available to people living with dementia (and their families and carers), in order to improve their health and wellbeing. 

Dementia describes a set of symptoms that may include:

  • Memory loss 
  • Difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language

These changes are often small to start with, but for someone with dementia they have become severe enough to affect daily life.

Dementia is caused when the brain is damaged by diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease or a series of strokes.

Dancing with Dementia 2018

This year’s event is taking place on Wednesday 6 June 2018 at the Empress Ballroom, Blackpool Winter Gardens.

We would like to invite you to the event, which runs from 11.00am to 4.00pm. The day will include entrance to the magnificent Empress Ballroom, a packed programme of music, dance, Wurlitzer organ and demonstrations throughout the day, free raffle and a delicious afternoon tea.

You can enjoy all this for just £10 per person.

We are once again in the Empress Ballroom as access is simple; from the entrance on the corner of Leopold Grove and Adelaide Street you can walk/wheel straight into the ballroom – no steps or lifts to negotiate!! There are also plenty of accessible toilets in the Ballroom.

For more information and booking please call 01253 476363 or email 

Become a Dementia Friend - Individuals

The Alzheimer's Society runs a scheme called Dementia Friends.  

A Dementia Friend learns a little bit more about what it's like to live with dementia and then turns that understanding into action - anyone of any age can be a Dementia Friend. From helping someone to find the right bus to spreading the word about dementia on social media, every action counts.

Register your details if you are interested in becoming a Dementia Friend.

More information on Dementia Friends

To book Dementia Friends training please call 01253 476363 or email


Become a Dementia Friend - Businesses

We provide free Dementia Friends training courses for Blackpool businesses. Please contact us to find out more.  

Sessions should take no longer than an hour and we can come to you, if you have an appropriate venue.