Help for people with dementia

Memory loss

Worried About Your Memory?

As we get older, it is not uncommon to become more forgetful. However, it is important to know that not all memory problems are a sign of dementia.

If you are concerned that you or someone you know is showing signs of memory loss or forgetfulness, there may be other reasons for this. It is important to speak with your GP if you have any concerns.

Please contact the NHS if you are not registered or are unsure where your nearest doctors’ practice is.

If you or your family member experience memory loss or dementia, we would like to help you remain engaged, safe and active in our community.

Support for Brent residents

There are lots of organisations that support people with dementia and their families.

Community Action on Dementia (CAD) Brent

CAD-Brent is a charity which was launched recently and is supported by other charities, community representatives, faith groups, businesses, the police, fire brigade, Brent Council and Brent CCG.

You can read CAD-Brent’s report here Living with Dementia in today's community: Brent(.pdf, 2.03MB).

For more information on CAD-Brent, please email info@cad-brent.org.uk or visit CAD-Brent.

Dementia cafés

The cafés offer a social environment for people with dementia and their carers to discuss memory loss and the impact that this has on their lives. During these sessions, you can participate in a range of activities, receive peer support and information and advice.

Dementia cafés are offered in:

  • Kingsbury - Father O’Callaghan Hall, St Sebastian and St Pancras R.C. Church, Hay Lane, Kingsbury Green NW9 0NG
  • Wembley - St. Cuthbert’s Church, Carlton Avenue West, North Wembley HA0 3QY
  • Cricklewood - Ashford Place, 60 Ashford Road, Cricklewood, London NW2 6TU

You can find the dates for upcoming cafe sessions and other dementia groups here.

Brent Carers’ Centre

Brent Carers’ Centre provide information and support for those caring for people with dementia, including respite services. You can contact the team on 020 3802 7070, or email@brentcarerscentre.org.uk or visit them at The Willesden Medical Centre, 144-150 High Road, Willesden, NW10 2PT.

How to get Involved?

Dementia friendly people and places

CAD-Brent are looking for people and organisations who would like to play their part, no matter how small, in making Brent a friendlier place. So if you have lived experience of memory loss or are interested in learning more about it, please visit CAD-Brent or email Info@cad-brent.org.uk.

If you would like to help those affected by dementia, you can also become a dementia friend. For further information, please visit www.dementiafriends.org.uk.