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Video: Living with Dementia, 'Mike is still there'.

Sadly, Mike died from his Dementia on 29 January 2024.  His wife Liz has kindly given her permission for us to continue to show this film. 


What is Dementia Friendly Richmond (DFR)?

Dementia Friendly (Communities) Richmond is a Richmond Council funded project which is being delivered by Age UK Richmond.

Dementia Friendly Richmond aims to create an inclusive borough where all residents affected by dementia are empowered and supported to live well. It helps support those with dementia and their carers to:

  • travel to where they want to go safely 
  • live somewhere they feel supported, understood and included in community life 
  • receive the help they need to access quality health, care and support services when and where they require it 
  • be able to participate in all that London has to offer in arts, culture and leisure 
  • feel confident to visit local high streets and town centres

Age UK Richmond now co-ordinates the activities of Dementia Friendly Richmond. We intend to work with people living with dementia, organisations and businesses across the borough who are keen to become more dementia friendly.

How can your organisation become Dementia Friendly?

There are approximately 1,500 people who have been diagnosed with dementia in Richmond upon Thames and this figure will increase in line with the local ageing population.

We are planning service user involvement groups and are encouraging organisations and businesses to sign up to this initiative.

We will work with members to set up an Action Plan for the year which identifies 2 Action Points which you can work towards to make your organisation and Richmond dementia friendly. This could include holding a Dementia Friends session at work which our co-ordinator will deliver, adapting in house signs to signs people with dementia can recognise more easily.

Dementia Support

Visit our dedicated page with specific information and support that is available for local people living with dementia, their families and carers. 

Age UK Richmond also provide a wider range of services that are not all listed here - including support after hospital stays, housekeeping, handyperson, gardening and a wider range of social & wellbeing activities - which are available to all older people. Full details can be found here.

Have you been affected by dementia or work for an organisation keen to become more dementia friendly?

If so please contact our borough coordinator on

Organisations participating in Dementia Friendly Communities Richmond:

Age UK Richmond

Alzheimer's Society

Annabel Clark

Art and Soul

Aria Care Group

Avenue Club

Barnes Common

Bartlett and Partners

Brighter Together

Cabbage Patch

Cafe Plenty

Carl Speck

Castelnau Community Centre

Cllr Clare Vollum

Compassionate Neighbours

Community Cafe Teddington

Cornicello Pizza

Creative Minds

Crossroads Care

Darling Magazine


Elleray Hall

Embracing Age


Find Good Care


Friendly Parks for All

Greenwood Community Centre

Greville House

Ham and Petersham N. Forum

Ham House and Garden

Hampton Care Home

Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Hill Theatre

Hampton Medical Practice

Hampton Mission Partnership

Hampton Swimming Pool  



Harris and Hoole - Sheen

Harris and Hoole - St Margarets

Harris and Hoole - Twickenham

Healthwatch Richmond

Heartfelt Awareness Yoga

Holly Lodge

Home Instead


ICB - SW London

INS Integrated Neurological Services

Jackie Rado Photography

Kew Neighbourhood Association

Kingston Hosp Dementia &Delirium Team

Landmark Arts Centre


Linden Hall

Lisa Dobinson <

Livewell Kew

Marble Hill House

Marling Court

Met Police - South West BCU

Middlesex Association for the Blind

Mortlake Community Association ( MCA)

Multicultural Richmond

Museum of Richmond

My Life Films

National Archives

Orleans House and Gallery

Otakar Kraus Music Trust

Pathways Through Dementia

Poppy Factory

Prosperity Cafe (Ukranian Social Club)

Richmond Community Dementia Clinical Service

Richmond and Hillcroft Adult community college

Richmond Carers Centre

Richmond Good Neighbours

Richmond Harbour Hotel

Richmond Health Walks

Richmond Housing Partnership

Richmond Libraries

Richmond Mencap

Richmond Music Trust

Richmond Theatre

Right At Home

River Thames Boat Project

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew


Sarah Greenhall

Seen Charity

SRB solicitors

St Mary and St Alban Parish - Teddington Parishes

St Mary's University

St Richards Church Ham

St Theodore's Catholic Church

Strawberry Hill House

Tara Messey

The Brunswick Club

The Good Care Group

The Inspired Hub

The People Hive

The White House / YMCA Hampton

Twickenham Rugby Stadium

Twickenham United Reformed Church

Visit Richmond

Visiting Angels - West London

Visiting Angels - South Middlesex

Waitrose Richmond

If you would like hear more about this vital work please contact our Dementia Friendly Richmond Coordinator on