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Dry January is the UK's one-month booze-free challenge. Sign up. Save money. Feel great.

Dry January is the annual movement through which millions of people give up alcohol for the month of January. It is run by the charity Alcohol Change UK.

The rules

  1. No alcohol from when you wake up on New Year's Day until 1 February.

... And that's all!

We don't sell Golden Tickets to give you a day off. If you decide to have a drink, that's totally up to you. A drier January is still something to be proud of, and your body will thank you!

But if you can make it through the month alcohol-free, you'll get bigger benefits. The biggest benefit of all is that you'll see you don't need alcohol to have fun, go out, stay in, relax or do anything else you might associate with drinking. And knowing that will help you take control of your drinking year-round.

Why do Dry January?

Taking part in Dry January is a chance to ditch the hangover, reduce the waistline, and save some serious money by giving up alcohol for 31 days. Read more about why doing Dry January is a good idea.

But does it work?


Dementia is when someone has a set of symptoms that include memory loss, communication difficulties, and changes in behaviour. It is caused by many different diseases and conditions, of which Alzheimer's disease is the most common.

Getting information

The first thing you should do is visit your GP and explain your symptoms. They can run some tests and if they think you may have dementia, they will refer you to the Memory Assessment Team in Little Hulton.

The Alzheimers Society provides lots of different factsheets and booklets that cover everything about dementia, including drug treatments and how to cope with memory loss.

Support in Salford

There are lots of support groups in Salford to help if you or a family member or friend is affected by dementia.

Dancing with Dementia

This a social dance/entertainment group for people living with dementia, their family, friends and carers, offering a place where people can offer support and empathy with their experiences. This is ran by Lesley Fisher and further information available on 07442 167208.

Venue-The Grand Palais, Station Road, Swinton, M27 6AH.

1-3pm Dates for your dairy 10th July, 14th August, 11th September, 9th October, 13th Novemebr and 11th December.

The Alzheimers Society provide a Dementia Support Service. You can meet with a support worker who can give you advice on support services, claiming benefits and introduce you to support groups.

Salford Carers Centre can also help you access a wide range of services that could make life easier for you.

Age UK Salford’s Dementia Support Service can provide advice, guidance and support to people, their carers and families. They run free support groups in Swinton and Eccles for people with dementia and their family members. They also run buddy groups for people with mild to moderate dementia.

The Humphrey Booth Centre in Swinton also provides an information centre and cafe where you can get support and take part in activities.

The Open Doors project runs a Dementia Cafe at the Woodlands Hospital and support group where you can share experiences and get information. Contact Cathy or Mike on 0161 772 3893 for more information.

New service June 16

Admiral nurses

Can give you specialist advice about dementia and counselling when things are difficult. Earlier this year we extended the opening hours of our Admiral Nursing Direct helpline and employed more nurses so we could be there for more families when they needed us. 
Contact us 0800 888 6678 or for advice.
Monday 9:00am – 5:00pm Tuesday 9:00am – 5:00pm Wednesday 9:00am – 5:00pm, 6:00pm – 9:00pm Thursday 9:00am – 5:00pm, 6:00pm – 9:00pm Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm Sunday 9:00am – 5:00pm

Who else to contact

Alzheimers Society

Dunham House
85-89 Cross St
M33 7HH

Tel: 0161 962 4769

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Age UK Dementia Support Service

108 Church Street
M30 0LH

Tel: 0161 778 7700

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Humphrey Booth Resource Centre

16-18 Worsely Road
M27 5WWW

Tel: 0161 607 7100

Support for people with dementia and their carers.

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Salford Carers Centre

Angel Centre
1 St Philips Place
M3 6FA

Tel: 0161 833 0217
Mon - Fri 8am - 4pm

Range of support, advice, events and training for carers living in Salford.

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