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Adults and Older People

Dementia Information Hub

 

Welcome to the Dementia Information Hub

 

Greenwich MindCare Dementia Information and Support service delivers high quality support to help Greenwich residents diagnosed with dementia live well and maintain their independence as long as possible. The service also supports those who are an unpaid carer for someone with dementia.

Website: Greenwich MindCare

To speak to your local Dementia Adviser call MindCare on:

020 3198 2222 or email: greenwich@mindcare.org.uk

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Royal Museums Greenwich: Memories of the Caribbean - Explore reminiscence resources created for  Caribbean people living with dementia and their carers

Website: Memories of the Caribbean

For current local Dementia Support Services, please click the Dementia Support in Greenwich tile below.

If you would like to find out how to get involved in making Greenwich a nicer place to live for people with dementia and carers, click the Dementia Reference Group tile below. 

For general dementia queries please e-mail: Angelika Welzel-Connolly

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.

10 warning signs of dementia:

  1. Memory Loss
  2. Difficulty performing familiar tasks
  3. Problems with language
  4. Disorientation to time and place
  5. Poor or decreased judgment
  6. Problems keeping track of things
  7. Misplacing things
  8. Changes of mood and behaviour
  9. Trouble with images and spatial relationships
  10. Withdrawal from work or social activities

Dementia is not a part of normal ageing. 

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.