Dementia Self-Help Project
We are co-ordinating the formation, facilitation and evaluation of three self-help, peer-support groups for people with dementia (or suspected dementia) in extra care and sheltered housing schemes across London.
Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project
Exploring, supporting, promoting and celebrating groups and projects led by or actively involving people with dementia.
Self-help and peer-support groups for older people who are lonely and socially isolated.
Mental health statistics: older people
The UK population is ageing rapidly, with the number of people aged 65 and over growing by nearly half in the past 30 years. People living longer is a cause for celebration, but older people are more vulnerable to mental health problems.
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.
Key points: Dementia, rights, and the social model of disability2 September 2015
Using the social model of disability has implications for the rights of people with dementia under the law, for disability discourse and public policy, and for how dementia is experienced and perceived by people with dementia and their carers, as well as how it is viewed and discussed in public.
Dementia, rights, and the social model of disability2 September 2015
This paper describes the social model of disability in relation to dementia, as well as national and international law that is informed by it or that it connects with. It goes on to describe tools that can be used to apply the model through policy, practice, service and community development.
Learn more about dementia. Find out about causes, dementia and depression, caring for someone with dementia, self-directed support and how to look after yourself.