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.

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and people living with Dementia

In Lambeth, we have nearly 2,000 residents with dementia and many of our residents have family members with dementia living outside the borough.

Dementia is a disease of the brain and reduces the capacity of people to reason and make choices. So the UK and global response to Coronavirus (Covid-19) is particularly challenging for families and people living with dementia.

We have provided details below, on some of the support services that are available, to help people and their families who are impacted by dementia during this crisis.

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The Southwark and Lambeth Memory Service

This service provides specialist assessment, investigation, early diagnosis and treatment for anyone over the age of 65 or anyone under that age where dementia is suspected.

Information about the memory service can be found on the South London and Maudsley website.

The NHS Choices website offers a comprehensive guide on dementia including videos giving advice, help and support for anyone:

  • newly diagnosed with the condition
  • worried they have early signs of dementia
  • caring for a person with dementia.