Dementia Information Hub
Welcome to the Dementia Information Hub
Dementia Action Week 2022 - A week to raise dementia awareness nationally and to take local actions to build more dementia-inclusive and friendly communities.
You are invited to join us to mark Dementia Action Week 2022 by dropping in at any, or all, of the events we’ll be running across the borough, everyone is welcome.
We’ll be running drop-in information sessions about local dementia support. The sessions will include:
You can attend these drop-in sessions
In addition to this, Grant Saw Solicitors will be hosting a presentation and Q&A on Lasting Power of Attorney on Thursday 19 May 11am – 12pm.
The session will cover what a Lasting Power of Attorney is and how to set one up. This is a hybrid event, you can join in person or online.
There are limited spaces, to book a place 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.