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Adults and Older People

Dementia Information Hub

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.

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

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.