Croydon Dementia Action Alliance (CDAA)
We are an active partnership working to raise awareness about dementia and helping to make Croydon a dementia friendly borough that is inclusive for people living with the condition.
The partnership includes:
- Age UK Croydon
- Alzheimer’s Society – Southwark and Croydon
- Cranston Limited
- Croydon BME Forum
- Croydon Council
- Croydon Health Services
- Croydon Mencap
- Croydon Neighbourhood Care Association
- Croydon Voluntary Action
- David Lean Cinema
- Fairhand Visiting Physiotherapy
- Greenwich Leisure Limited
- Home Instead Senior Care
- London Fire Brigade
- Metropolitan Police Service
- Old Coulsdon Medical Practice
- One Croydon Alliance
- Patient Participation Group, Old Coulsdon Medical Practice
- Pension Protection Fund
- Purley Business Improvement District
- Right at Home Croydon
- South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
- Sunrise Senior Living
What is dementia?
Dementia is a progressive condition that can lead to memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or communication. In 2017 there were an estimated 3,611 people aged 65+ living with dementia [Source: Projecting Older People Population Information System (POPPI)]. It mainly affects those in this older age group, however the onset of the condition can begin much earlier.
Nationally, dementia impacts the health of approximately 850,000 people. The health and social care costs to the economy are estimated at £26.3 billion per year, but unpaid care provided by family and friends can be as much as £11.6 billion annually.
After a diagnosis of dementia: what to expect from health and care services
If you or someone you care for has been diagnosed with dementia you can find out details on what support they should get by visiting GOV.UK.
The information they provide includes:
- What is in a care plan
- How health care and social care services can help
- Support available to family and friends who are carers
- How to take part in research
Become a Dementia Friend
We ae encouraging people to join the Dementia Friends initiative and learn more about dementia and the small ways you can help - from telling friends about Dementia Friends to visiting someone you know living with dementia, every action counts.
Shops, businesses, health and transport services can also make small changes to their layout and décor to welcome people with dementia.
For further information about the work of Croydon Dementia Action Alliance and becoming a Dementia Friend - email firstname.lastname@example.org
Related information from other websites
Visit Croydon's health website for tips and advice on what you can do to look after your mental wellbeing.
Free NHS Health Check
You could be eligible for a free health check if you are aged between 40 and 74. The check-up can detect the early signs of a range of conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and dementia. Getting treatment early can help to better manage these and other conditions. www.croydon.gov.uk/healthsocial/phealth/healthchecks