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Dementia Information Hub


Welcome to the Dementia Information Hub


World Alzheimer's Month

To mark World Alzheimer's Day 2023 we held a conference, highlighting the 'Never too early, Never too late' campaign. 

Speakers and discussions included: people affected by dementia sharing their lived experiences of dementia, we had a discussion of risk reduction to developing dementia, a local Solicitor gave a presentation on Lasting Power of Attorneys and Deputyship, a representative of the MET police Missing Person's Unit highlighted their new Missing Persons framework and the implementation of the Herbert Protocol and we heard from a local business  why they decided to become part of the Dementia-Inclusive Greenwich community.

The Deputy Mayor of Greenwich Cllr Jit Ranabhat and the Greenwich Dementia Ambassador Cllr Linda Bird also joined us.


Planning for the future - Free Event at the Age Exchange  7th February 2024 2-5pm

Charlotte Warren and Jeremy Brooks, Solicitors at Grant Saw, will speak on Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney to be followed by Mark Barnett to discuss care fee planning. There will also be a number of exhibitors, funeral planning, financial wellbeing, homecare.

Book a place: email: or phone: 020 4587 5114


For current local Dementia Support Services, please click on 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.