Welcome to Bristol Dementia Action Alliance (BDAA). We were formed on the 9th July 2013 as a result of a public meeting asking the question “Is Bristol a Dementia Friendly City?” Our conclusions were that, although there was a lot of support and help for people living with Dementia and their carers, more could be done. Click below on “What we do” to see what we are doing to increase Dementia awareness.

We have adopted the Purple Angel Campaign as our main delivery tool. This was started in Torquay by Norman McNamara, a man who has Dementia with Lewy Bodies. Following an incident in a local supermarket where he was treated very badly he and a few of his friends began the campaign and more information on this can be found here.

Why we do what we do

Basically, we are in the education business, our aim is to make Bristol THE Dementia Friendly City of the UK.

We do this by running dementia awareness sessions to any group or individual – click here to see what we do.

There are two reasons why we do what we do:

  1. There are 850,000 people in the UK living with dementia, 4500 live in Bristol!
    Many people do not know what dementia is, they don’t recognise the symptoms and they certainly don’t know how to support people with dementia.
    People with the condition are also often in denial.
  2. The second reason we do what we do is that our Chairman’s wife,  Barbara, has had symptoms of Frontal Temporal Dementia since 1999.
    So for them, it’s personal.


What We Do

What We Do

Who are the BDAA and what do we do? Learn more about our work in Bristol


Get Involved

Want to help? Find out how to get involved with our programs and activities

Help and Advice

Help And Advice

Wanting help and guidance after a diagnosis? We are here to help!

Latest News & Events

AGM & Memory Café Celebration Evening

Please join us for our AGM on Tuesday 27th November from 7.30pm for refreshments – all welcome!  

Issue 7 Of The BDAA Newsletter Is Out Now

Check out the latest edition of the BDAA newsletter! 

A Guide To Understanding Dementia

Here is a useful guide for understanding Dementia, please click here to download the PDF document with enclosed pages for note taking if you choose to print.  

BDAA Features In Magazine And BBC Programme

Our “Happy Days” memory café celebrated the 5th birthday of the BDAA on 6th July 2018. What’s more exciting, is that the BBC was there to film the event for an edition of “Inside Out West” which broadcasts next month … Continue reading

BDAA 5th Birthday Celebrations Video

Thanks to everyone that showed up to our 5th birthday celebrations at The Galleries – Bristol, it was a great day and we’re very proud how far we’ve come over the last few years. To see a video that was … Continue reading

The Purple Angel is the symbol of hope. It has been adopted around the world by people who care about dementia. Click here to find out more.

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