Dementia Information Hub
September is World Alzheimer's Month - lead by Alzheimer's Disease International
The focus on this year's campaign is encourgaing everyone to Know Dementia, Know Alzheimers.
By spotting the warning signs of dementia you can seek out information, advice and support (MindCare Greenwich offers help with this, contact details below). Spotting signs can potentially lead to a timely diagnosis.
Dementia-inclusive Greenwich offers free Dementia Awareness Training to find out more contact Angelika Welzel-Connolly
For current local Dementia Support Services, please click the Dementia Support in Greenwich 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:
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.
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.
If you have any questions please email the team.
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If you want a dementia related event listed on the Greenwich Community Directory contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org