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People with dementia and family carers are raising awareness of dementia across the borough. The Council, local businesses and charities are working together to make the Borough a welcoming, supportive and respectful place to live, learn, work and visit.

Dementia Inclusive Greenwich  has been awarded dementia friendly communities status. This is in recognition of the work to make Greenwich a dementia inclusive borough. Click on the following link for further information: Dementia Inclusive Greenwich. If you or your organisation want to be part of this then contact us.

September 2019  is World Alzheimer's Month.

Dementia Inclusive Greenwich marks World Alzheimer's Month with the following events:

  • Tuesday 3rd September - 12pm - 2:30pm Information stall at Shrewsbury House Community Centre, Shooters Hill - meet members of the reference group.
  • Thursday 5th September - 10am - 4pm Information stall at Woolwich Centre, Reception area, meet members of the Dementia Reference Group and Dementia Action Co-ordinator
  • Thursday 19th September - 1pm - 2:30pm drop in session for family carers - Virtual Reality experience - a walk though dementia- experience dementia through the eyes of a person living with dementia - The Stables, Greenwich Carers Centre, Charlton.
  • Friday 27th September - 10am - 2:30pm drop-in session for all Virtual Reality experience - A walk through dementia - experience dementia through the eyes of a person with dementia. - Woolwich Centre Library 

If you want your voice to be heard you may want to join the Dementia Reference Group.

For further information contact: 

Angelika Welzel-Connolly 

Telephone: 0208 921 8533

Email: Dementia@royalgreenwich.gov.uk

Weekly Activities Calendar

Past Dementia Events:

Dementia Action Day  To mark National Dementia Action week 2019 we are holding an event at the National Maritime Museum on 9th May.

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

What is dementia?

Dementia is an umbrella term for a over hundred types of diseases of the brain such as Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, and dementia with lewy bodies. Symptoms can 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.

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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