Dementia and memory loss
If you look after a relative or friend living with dementia then please be aware of the support services listed below and remember that you can request a carer's assessment from Kingston Carers Network.
Local support for people with dementia
The Alzheimer’s Society provides local support services for people living with dementia and their carers in the Royal Borough of Kingston including:
- Dementia Advisor service - aimed at supporting people living with dementia in Kingston from the point of diagnosis onwards and directing them to a range of support services in the borough.
- The Dementia Support Worker - offers practical and emotional support to people with dementia and their families, and carers through home visits and telephone contact, depending on people’s needs. Dementia Support Workers run peer support and carer information groups in the borough.
- Peer Support group for carers - These are currently running online. Providing a supportive environment for carers of people with dementia to meet and share their experiences with others, who understand and appreciate the challenges.
- Carers Information and Support Programme (CriSP) - series of workshops for people caring for a family member or friend with dementia. The workshops aim to provide essential support and information covering the impact of dementia on care, finances, and covering the legal aspects and planning for the future. These are currently run online.
For more details on any of the above contact telephone:020 3513 5147 or email [email protected]
If you are a local business and would like training in how to support someone living with dementia and becoming part of the growing Dementia Friendly Community initiative, please contact Paula de Souza, Dementia Friendly Communities Coordinator Kingston on email: [email protected] or Telephone: 07484 053273
Staywell (formerly Age Concern Kingston)
Staywell is an independent local charity and offers a variety of information, advice and support services.
A range of specialist services and support designed to support and guide people over 65 to remain independent and safe at home. We can help you access health services such as an optician, dentist and podiatrist; recuperate at home after an illness or fall; choose social activities; access transport and community services. We can visit you at home to help you plan the care and support you need. Free of charge to over 65s, if you are registered with a Kingston GP.
Contact: Raleigh House,14 Nelson Road, New Malden KT3 5EA T. 020 8942 8256 E. [email protected]
Kingston Carers’ Network (KCN)
KCN is the leading local voluntary organisation dedicated to supporting family and friends caring for someone in the community. Their services include:
- information and advice on a wide range of issues including benefits, disability and carers’ rights, and health and community care services
- help and advocacy to access benefits, services, breaks and other support to meet the needs of carers and their families
New Dementia Home
Kingston Council is building an 80 bed dementia nursing home on the site of the old Newent House care home in Browns Road, Surbiton, as part of long-term plans to meet the needs of an ageing population in Kingston. For further information please visit Kingston Let's Talk.