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Dementia Information Hub

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Royal Greenwich, people with dementia and carers are raising awareness of dementia across the borough.

Together we are working to make the Borough a welcoming, supportive and respectful place to live, work and visit.

For more information, advice and guidance on any of the sub-categories please use the navigation links below.

Alternatively, you can view all of the services available in the Health and Wellbeing category here.

If you can't find what you're looking for, you can email the Greenwich Community Directory team, free call the Live Well Greenwich Line on 0800 470 4831 or click the 'Give Us Your Feedback' button below.

What is dementia?

Dementia is a group of symptoms which include gradual loss of memory, confusion, and problems with thinking, speaking and carrying out simple tasks.

Dementia affects around 850,000 people in the UK and becomes more common with age, although it can develop in younger people. Most people who develop dementia are over 65, but it is not a normal part of growing old and most older people never develop dementia.

Everyday almost 600 people develop dementia in the UK. Diagnoses of dementia in Greenwich are predicted to increase by 30% by 2021 with numbers estimated to increase to over 2500. Over 100 people in Greenwich under 65 have a diagnosis of dementia.

For more information on Dementia please click here.

Events & Activities

Music for Life – Wigmore Hall - Music for Life brings together professional musicians, care staff and people living with dementia through interactive music sessions

National Dementia Action Week - 21st May 2018 - 28th May 2018

World Alzheimers Month - September 2017 

Forever Young Festival 22nd September 2017

Knitting for Wellbeing - Dementia Awareness
 
15th June 2017

Dementia Awareness Week
 
14th-20th May 2017

If you want a dementia related event listed on the Greenwich Community Directory contact us at community-directory@royalgreenwich.gov.uk

Dementia Information & Advice Survey

Tell us what you think of dementia information and advice in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Royal Greenwich Council and NHS Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group are currently reviewing information and advice given to people with dementia and their carers, friends and relatives. Please follow the link to complete the short survey to help us plan future services.

Dementia Information & Advice Survey

If you have any questions please email the team.

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