What is dementia?

Dementia is an umbrella word used to describe a group of symptoms a person experiences. There are many different types of dementia that tend to affect people differently. The symptoms of dementia increase over time. Everyone experiences the changes at different speeds. Each person is unique and will experience dementia in their own way. Symptoms […]

Joint Havering Dementia Strategy 2017-2020

Dementia is a growing, global challenge. As the population ages, it has become one of the most important health and care issues facing the world. The number of people living with dementia worldwide today is estimated at 44 million people, set to almost double by 2030. The Dementia UK Update report calculated the overall costs […]

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Become a dementia friend

People with dementia get by with a little help from their friends. The Dementia Friends programme aspires to change people’s perceptions of dementia and transform the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about the condition. Being a dementia friend isn’t about volunteering or fundraising, it’s about learning more about the small ways you can […]

Your local Dementia Action Alliance

        Our aims Dementia is one of the greatest challenges facing our ageing society. Public awareness of dementia is high and yet understanding is still very poor. The Alliance has been developed so that communities and organisations who want to improve the world around them for those affected by dementia can take […]

Caring and communication difficulties

Communication comes in different forms, including verbal (spoken), written word, lip reading, sign language and even body language. The person you’re caring for may develop communication issues as a result of a physical condition, such as hearing difficulties or visual impairment, or as a result of a condition affecting the brain, such as Alzheimer’s disease […]

How to make your GP surgery dementia friendly

There are a number of things GP surgeries can do to become dementia friendly. You can join your local dementia action alliance and commit to carrying out three actions that aim to help people living with dementia and their carers. Here’s 4 tips for what you might do as part of your actions: 1. Provide […]

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Get active with a disability

A guide to getting active if you have an impairment or a long-term health condition. This guide will help you: build activity into your day search for activities or classes browse activities and sports Build activity into your day To improve your health, try to put some time aside to do activities that improve your heart health and […]

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