Weâ€™re all living longer. That means weâ€™re all facing a higher riskÂ of one day developing dementia. It may be you. Or it may beÂ someone in your family.
Dementia is caused by diseases of the brain. Symptoms can includeÂ memory loss, difficulties with thinking, reasoning or language, andÂ sometimes changes in mood or behaviour. But dementia affectsÂ everyone differently. Some things to look out for are:
If youâ€™re worried that you, or someone close to you, may haveÂ dementia, itâ€™s important to talk about it.
The Alzheimer’s Society in Southwark have a number of trained advisors who can help explain the effects of alzheimer’s and support available for you. The Southwark office can be contacted atAlzheimer’s Society Ground Floor 6 Sancroft Street London SE11 5UD
Tel:Â 020 7735 5850
Nearest tube: Elephant & Castle underground station (Northern and Bakerloo lines).
Nearest Railway Station: Elephant & Castle
Buses from Elephant and Castle: ask bus driver for Burgess Park. Bus numbers: 12, 171, 148, 176, 68, 484, 42, 40, 45