Memory service and dementia

Memory loss can disrupt daily life and may be a symptom of Alzheimer’s or another dementia. Getting a proper diagnosis of dementia is vital as it helps to rule out other conditions with similar symptoms so you can get the correct treatment.  To get a diagnosis you need to contact your GP.


Assessment

Camden Memory Service

The memory service provide advice and support for people who are worried about their memory.  This Includes an assessment at home and potential treatment options after an initial discussion with a GP.  It is a good idea to have a family member, friend or carer with you for support.

If dementia is diagnosed, you along with your family or carers will be given information about the condition and about the range of local services that can help to meet your needs.  For more information call 0203 3317 6700.

Help and support

  • NHS Dementia Choices
  • To find help in the local area you can also access Dementia Connect, an online directory to find services near you.
  • Dementia Wellbeing Service provides flexibility and on going information, advice and support to people living with memory loss and dementia in Camden. Contact 020 7239 0400.
  • Dementia Befriending Service have trained volunteer befrienders that visit socially isolated people with dementia or memory loss.  Call 020 7239 0400.  The service is run by Age UK Camden.
  • Camden Carers Service provide a programme of groups and events for older carers and carers of people with dementiacan be contacted on 020 7428 8950.
  • Great Camden Minds is a group for people with dementia to enable them to have a say on services that affect them and reduce the stigma of dementia.  Call 020 7561 4820 for more information.


Getting help from adult social care

If you are diagnosed as having dementia and you need practical support at home or help to get you out and about then you can get in touch with our Access and Response Team on 020 7974 4000 and ask for an assessment.


The assessment is to see whether you are eligible for help from adult social care and during the assessment we will talk to you about:

  • what you can do for yourself
  • the people you have around you who can help, for example family, friends and neighbours, and
  • community based support we can help you to find.


Once you have had your assessment we will tell you if you're eligible for assistance from us. We will then work with you to look at the best way of meeting your needs.

If you receive a diagnosis there is lots of support available in Camden

  •  You may have friends or relatives that can help you.
  • Or you could arrange to employ someone directly, a personal assistant, to support you. Age UK Camden can offer you advice and support to employ a personal assistant.


How to get in touch

  • To get a diagnosis please speak to your GP
  • For further information or advice, you can contact the Access and Response Team on 020 7974 4000 or you can email adultsocialcare@camden.gov.uk

Memory cafes

Dementia Cafes provides information about living with dementia and other services in a comfortable environment. This is a place to relax, socialise and meet other people with dementia and their carers.

Millman Street Memory Cafe
50 Millman Street
London
WC1N 3EW

3rd Monday of the month, 3-5pm. Telephone 020 7561 4820

Maitland Park Care Home
Maitland Park Villas
London
NW3 2ET

Maitland Park Memory Cafe, 1st Wednesday of the month, 11am - 1pm. Telephone 020 7561 4820

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