Mental health in later life
We work to promote good mental health and wellbeing among older people. Our work aims to prevent problems from developing in later life, and focuses on issues which often affect older people, such as depression and dementia. Poor mental health is not an inevitable part of ageing – people can and do live well in later life.
Self-help and peer-support groups for older people who are lonely and socially isolated.
Dementia and Truth-telling
We are supporting a major new inquiry into our understanding of some of the most challenging and distressing symptoms of dementia.
Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project
Exploring, supporting, promoting and celebrating groups and projects led by or actively involving people with dementia.
Jenny's story: It's a question of when, not if, a mental health problem will affect you
How events on New Year's Eve 2009 changed Jenny and her family's lives forever.
Jack's story: The Mental Health Foundation's dementia self-help group
Jack has recently been diagnosed by my GP as having early stage Alzheimer's.
Patricia's Story: "If you think old you will be old, if you think young you'll stay young"
Patricia is a Dementia Peer Support Worker at the Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster Memory Service.
What is truth? An inquiry about truth and lying in dementia care13 December 2016
The report of the major Inquiry about Truth and Lying in Dementia Care. Is it wrong to lie to someone living with dementia?
Evidencing the impact of and need for Acting Up20 June 2016
This report explores the impact of participation in Acting Up on the older adults involved and the need for the Acting Up project to be rolled out across the UK.