Dementia Friendly Harpenden

Harpenden Town Council has committed to making Harpenden a Dementia Friendly Town, a place where those living with dementia are understood, respected and included. 

Dementia is a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving, perception or language, and affects daily life. Dementia is challenging for both people with the condition and their carers, but it is possible to live well with dementia.


What would you do if somebody approached you and indicated they were lost or confused?

Please take a look at this article from the Alzheimer’s Society which provides helpful information and suggestions for approaching somebody who may be living with dementia. 


Memory Lane Café

Supporting people living with dementia in Harpenden

The Harpenden Memory Lane Café is open every Monday from 2-3.30pm (with the exception of Bank Holidays) at The Salvation Army on Leyton Green in Harpenden. Click here to find out more about the Cafe.

Are you interested in volunteering? It's a great way to help our community and meet new people! Read about volunteering here.


Dementia Action Week - 20th-26th May 2024

Please nonte that the Dementia Friends Talk will take place at the Abbeyfield Room at Harpenden Trust Halls pictured below.



Harpenden Town Council has supported Dementia Action Week for a number of years. Back in May 2022, Dementia Friendly Ambassador, Rob Kember, provided a great insight into living with dementia, not only for those who are already affected by the condition but also to those who support the Harpenden Dementia Friendly Town initiative and are keen to understand more. Following his Talk, he kindly wrote an article to explain more, click here to read the article.


Harpenden Intergenerational Choir

Enjoy the benefits of singing in our welcoming group – a choir for all, regardless of ability!

The Memory Lane Café partners are delighted to invite you to join our wonderful Intergenerational Choir. We welcome people of all ages to our friendly, inclusive group. Music has the power to lift our spirits, make us feel happy, connect us to memories, give us confidence and reduce anxiety. Whether you are an experienced singer or simply prefer to hum along, everyone is welcome. Click here for further details.

Are you worried about the cost of living?

Click here to read the Alzheimer's Society article about help and support available to people living with dementia.


Further support in our area

Click here to read more about further services and support in our area.



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Rare Chalk Stream in local Nature Reservve

Batford Springs Local Nature Reserve in Harpenden has long been a locally treasured green space but, with the development of an ambitious Management Plan, Harpenden Town Council is focused on maintaining and enhancing this outstanding area as a hugely important national asset.

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Supporting Harpenden's Businesses

Harpenden Town Council has announced a survey for local business owners which it hopes will be the first step in developing a wider support offer to them. The survey will help the Town Council to understand the challenges and issues that local businesses are facing and allow them to develop a support offer that gets to the heart of what is needed.