Living with dementia or memory loss can bring many challenges for residents of Camden.
We can offer you or a loved one, specialist support, helping you to get the most out of life.
Our response to the coronavirus pandemic
We're still taking referrals for both the Dementia Wellbeing and Dementia Befriending services. If you want to refer yourself or a loved one, please complete our referral form and a member of our team will be in touch.
Our Befrienders and service coordinators are continuing to keep in touche with members via telephone.
Face-to-face visits have been suspended and will esume once we are advised by the Government that it is safe to do so.
What services do you offer Camden residents living with Dementia?
Our Specialist Services for people living with Dementia. The Dementia Wellbeing and Befriending Service supports people to live independently and safely at home for as long as possible, stay socially engaged and carry on doing what they love. The service supports Camden residents over the age of 55 in the early or moderate stages of dementia.
How does the service work?
Following an initial assessment, the team will work with you, your family, or carers to produce a personalised wellbeing plan using their expertise, knowledge, and experience to adapt the support provided. Support includes Befriending, Wellbeing Plans, Information, and Advice.
Research & Engagement
Our specialist Dementia Wellbeing service works with different organisations and participates in research studies and pilot projects with the likes of Camden Dementia Action Alliance (DAA), Great Camden Minds, Guildhall School, Songhaven, Southbank Centre, and Marriot Harrison.
Referral criteria for the Dementia Wellbeing service
In order to be eligible for our Dementia Wellbeing service, you, or the person you're referring must be over the age of 55 and be a current Camden resident. The individual being referred must have concerns around memory or, has been diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment or dementia, and meet one of the following:
- Not currently engaged with any other services (resource/day centres, lunch clubs) and has limited or no support network from family/friends.
- Is housebound and has limited, or no support network from family/friends.
- Is housebound.
- Is currently engaged with other services but has limited or no support network from family/friends.
For more information or to make a referral, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0207 239 0400.
To complete a referral form for our Dementia Wellbeing service, please click here.
Watch our short film ‘Great Camden Minds’ about the importance of a person-centred approach in dementia services.