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Dementia in the News

September 2021 World Alzheimer's month: Dementia-Inclusive Greenwich in partnership with Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park offered a 'A walk through nature' and dementia information at the Forever Young Festival at the Greenwich Carers Centre in Charlton SE7. 

Also Dementia-Inclusive Greenwich in partnership with Woolwich Centre Library offered a Virtual Reality experience 'A walk through Dementia' by Alzheimer's Research UK and dementia information at the 'Join the Conversation' event.

2021: Marcelline Russell Chair of Dementia Reference Group

The Dementia Reference Group meet online every 6 to 8 weeks, and hopes to be able to start meeting in person again once COVID-19 restrictions lift further.

If you’re interested in joining, find out more at Dementia Reference Group

September 2020 World Alzheimer's month lead by Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) we offer free virtual Dementia Awareness training to book a session for your team contact angelika.welzel-connolly@royalgreenwich.gov.uk 

Some useful Dementia information https://www.alz.co.uk/ can also be found on Alzheimer's Disease International 

May 2020 Virtual Dementia Inclusive Greenwich awards event. A celebration in recognition of all the wonderful businesses, organisations and charities part of Dementia Inclusive Greenwich network and awarding the new ones with their accreditation. The awards were presented by Councilor Averil Lekau and the event was held virtually on the Cutty Sark and jointly hosted by Royal Museums Greenwich.

November 2019: Dementia Congress. Greenwich Dementia Reference Group at the 14th Dementia Congress in Doncaster. The Dementia Reference Group presented their poster, 'An active part not acting apart in Greenwich' describing the group's journey from its launch 2017 to the present day. 

November 2019 Dementia Inclusive Network Group (DING) - launch 

September 2019 World Alzheimer's Month  

August 2019 Guardian Newspaper article: 'Healthy Social Life could ward off dementia'

ASDA Charlton - Quiet Shopping Hour Every Monday between 11am  and 12pm for customers who prefer a calmer shopping experience.  

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

August 2018 Dementia Inclusive Greenwich - the borough has been awarded dementia friendly communities status from Dementia Friends (an Alzheimer's Society Intiative). This is in recognition of the work to make Greenwich a dementia inclusive borough to live, learn, work and visit. Click on the following link for further information: Dementia Friendly Communities.

21st - 25th May 2018 National Dementia Action week.

World Alzheimers Month - September 2017 

Forever Young Festival September 2017

Dementia Awareness Week - launch of the Dementia Referfence Group 14th-20th May 2017

BBC News item: BBC News: Nine lifestyle changes can reduce dementia risk, study says.