The term ‘dementia’ describes a set of symptoms that include loss of concentration and memory problems, mood and behaviour changes and problems with communicating and reasoning.
These symptoms occur when the brain is damaged by certain diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, a series of small strokes or other neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease.
If you or someone you know is worried about dementia, then speak to your GP.
They may be able to reassure you that you don’t have dementia, but if you do, then an early diagnosis may help you to get the right treatment and support in good time.
If you, or someone you care for, is living with dementia, then the the family services directory will help you to find the many local services and activities that could help, or contact the Council’s Adult Social Care team on 01708 432000.
Dementia Action Alliance
Organisations and companies in Havering can sign up to the Dementia Action Alliance, which supports businesses to make local areas better places for people living with dementia.
Become a Dementia Friend
A Dementia Friend learns a little bit more about what it's like to live with dementia and then turns that understanding into action. Anyone of any age can be a Dementia Friend.
Havering Joint Dementia Strategy
The Havering Joint Dementia Strategy 2017-20, aims to raise the profile and importance of dementia care and support, and to build on the progress that has made in improving the lives of those with dementia in Havering.