Event date: 03/05/2017
News date: 21 Apr
Whatever you want to do, concerns you have or support you need, there are a wealth of organisations and charities that can help. Have a look at what's available here.
Items such as raised toilet seats, bath boards and seats, walking frames, and grab rails can make a real difference to your safety and independence.
As we get older we sometimes notice that our memory is not what it used to be. Our memory can be affected by age, stress, tiredness, or certain illnesses and medications. And in some cases it can be a sign that we are developing the first signs of dementia.
It can be worrying if you or someone you know notices that you are becoming more forgetful or confused. It's important to understand that, if your memory seems to be getting worse, it does not necessarily mean that you are developing dementia.
If you or someone you know are worried about memory, you should first consult your GP.
For more information see our Worried About Your Memory? page.
Dementia refers to a number of different conditions that can affect our brains, usually as we get older, and can cause a variety of symptoms including memory loss, confusion and increased problems in looking after ourselves.
Go to our What Is Dementia? page to find out more.
There is no cure for dementia as yet, but there are various treatments available. These include drugs that can ease or slow down the symptoms of dementia, and therapies and interventions which can help you live well with dementia.
Find out more on our page about Treatment For Dementia.
If you have dementia, or know someone else who is living with dementia, then go to our page on Support For People With Dementia to find out about the kinds of support available to help you to continue to lead an active, independent, safe and healthy life.
It is estimated that dementia affects one in 14 people over the age of 65 and one in six over the age of 80. You can never guarantee that you will not develop dementia as you get older, but you can take steps which will help to reduce the risks.
Go to our page on Reducing The Risk Of Dementia to find out more.
If you live in Westminster or Kensington and Chelsea you can also ask your local Dementia Adviser for free, expert advice about anything to do with memory problems or dementia:-