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.
Support for family carers - helplines
Chat forums on dementia
Information on dementia
Tips to get through the day
Talk about early memories
Lambeth Dementia Action Alliance
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.