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Living well with dementia

This week (16 to 20 May) is Dementia Awareness Week. Camden has an ageing population and growing numbers of people living with dementia. We want to make sure these people can stay as independent and active as possible. 

This week we mark our continued commitment to making Camden a dementia-friendly borough by offering dementia friends training to all of our staff, as well as launching our Dementia Action Alliance, a partnership with the Alzheimer's Society.

Help for people with dementia

We have lots of services and other support for people living with dementia, and their families and carers. Some of the help and support we provide is:

Camden memory service

Advice and support for people who are worried about their memory. The services includes an assessment and potential treatment options after an initial discussion with a GP.

Specialist day centres

Specialist day centres for people with dementia, which provide a range of activities in a stimulating and social environment.

Dementia advisor service

A central point of contact for people in the early stages of dementia and their families and carers. Provides information, advice, support, help with local services and signposting to other services. Delivered by Age UK Camden.

Dementia befriending service

This service works with trained volunteer befrienders who visit socially-isolated older people with dementia or memory impairment. Volunteers are matched with people they are likely to have the most in common with and are introduced slowly before being left to meet up independently. Delivered by Age UK Camden.

Become a dementia befriender

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer befriender, please email volunteer@ageukcamden.org.uk or phone 020 7239 0400.

Find out more

Click on the links above to find out more about each service or visit camden.gov.uk/dementiahelp for more advice about living with dementia in Camden.