We are working with lots of different organisations to improve dementia services for people living in Wandsworth. This work is led by one of our local GPs and a wide range of people who are dedicated to making sure people who have been diagnosed with dementia and those that are having problems with their memory get the help and support they need.
We have made a lot of changes over the past year to improve dementia services.
If you are worried about potential symptoms of dementia including memory loss, mood changes, difficulty thinking things through, being confused or problems communicating, then the first place to go is your GP. All GPs in Wandsworth can now refer you to the same services that will help you find out what's going on.
A proper diagnosis of dementia is essential in order to:
- Rule out other conditions that may have symptoms similar to dementia and that may be treatable
- Rule out other possible causes of confusion
- Get advice, information and support from health and social services, voluntary agencies and support groups
- Allow the person to plan and make arrangements for the future
If you have been diagnosed with dementia we have put in place more support, advice and information to help you live well for longer. Families, friends and carers can also get support and advice from the new services we have commissioned. To find out more about these services look at the contact section of this page.
The Dementia Clinical Reference Group works on a wide range of projects and you can read more about our work by clicking on the tabs above.
You can find help here Dementia Services in Wandsworth