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Living Well Dementia

This small friendly group for older people living with dementia, meets at Townfield Centre, Townfield Road, Hayes UB3 2EL every Wednesday between 10.30am and 3.30pm to enjoy activities and lunch together.

Run in partnership with the Alzheimer's Society and Royal Voluntary Service. Membership is open to you if you live in one of the following wards - Botwell, Pinkwell, Townfield, Yiewsley, West Drayton or Heathrow Villages.

Umbrella org:
Alzheimer's Society
Area serviced:
Botwell, Pinkwell, Townfield, Yiewsley, West drayton and Heathrow villages
Telephone:
01923 829 888
Sector:
Voluntary

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Day Centres enable older people to remain in the community by maintaining or improving the quality of life of the older person - or their carer - through social contact and therapeutic activities. Specialist day centre providing a service to those over 65 with mild to moderate dementia 3 days per week and those under 65 with dementia 2 days per week. You should contact Croydon Council, Social Services for Adults for a full care needs assessment.

Please also see Age Concern's factsheets for further information:
FS41 - Local authority assessment for community care services.
FS46 - Paying for care and support at home.

You may also be entitled to a disability benefit, please see:
FS34 - Attendance Allowance and Disability Living Allowance.

Factsheets are available from the freephone information line; 0800 00 99 66.

For some people later in their life the cells in the brain that are related to mental ability become damaged, causing a gradual decrease in the ability to think and remember. When this happens it is referred to as dementia. Dementia is a non-specific illness syndrome (set of signs and symptoms) in which affected areas of cognition may be memory, attention, language, and problem solving.