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
Please meet our three Kingston-based dementia advisors: Rachel, Joanna and Leila.
We provide personal information, guidance and support on all aspects of living with dementia in Kingston.
Please contact us by phone or email, we are here to help. The service is free and there is no waiting list.
We run monthly peer support groups (both in person and online) which provide the opportunity for carers to meet with others affected by dementia, to ask questions, get information and share experiences in a safe and supportive environment.
We also run Carers Information and Support Programmes, which are a series of workshops to improve knowledge, skills and understanding for those caring for a person with dementia, in a friendly and confidential environment.
For more information on any of the above please contact us on the details below:
Telephone:0207 423 5115
If we are unavailable, please leave us a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
If you are worried about yourself or a loved one's memory please read our new booklet: Diagnosing dementia: A practical guide to assessment.
Dementia Friendly Kington
The Royal Borough of Kingston is working towards becoming a dementia-friendly borough, as part of the dementia-friendly London initiative.
If you are based in Kingston and would like to learn more about the initiative, arrange a dementia friends information session or discuss how your business or organisation can become dementia friendly please contact Megan Comber.
Kingston Memory Service
We provide specialist assessment, diagnosis and treatment for people who are worried about their memory. We also specialise in assessing and treating older people with other mental health conditions. We hope you will find our service useful and supportive.
For more information visit the NHS website.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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, including wellbeing, activities and peer support networks 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 more information about services and activities on offer in Kingston and surrounding areas for people with dementia, please visit Connected Kingston and search ‘dementia’