Crawley Dementia Alliance
Crawley Dementia Alliance is a collective group of local organisations whose aim is to support and improve the quality of life for people who live in Crawley and who are affected by any form of dementia – whether as a patient or carer.
Click to find out more about some of the members of Crawley Dementia Alliance or to find out more on Dementia Friendly Crawley watch the short video below:
What is dementia?
The term 'dementia' describes a set of symptoms which include loss of memory, mood changes, and problems with communication and reasoning. These symptoms occur when the brain is damaged by certain diseases, including Alzheimer's disease and damage caused by a series of small strokes.
Dementia is progressive, which means the symptoms will gradually get worse. How fast dementia progresses will depend on the individual person and what type of dementia they have. Source: Alzheimers Society
Crawley’s Dementia Ambassador
Our Dementia Ambassador is Councillor Brenda Smith.
Councillor Smith represents Langley Green ward. She was the primary carer for her husband, Alderman Jim Smith, who was diagnosed with dementia in 2009 and sadly passed away in 2016.
Councillor Smith acts as a non-political ambassador to promote dementia services and champion the cause of the dementia-friendly community in Crawley.
Crawley Men’s Shed
Crawley Men’s Shed
offers a workspace where men can work on practical projects with others.
People are welcome from anywhere in the surrounding area.
The space is equipped with tools and materials donated by the public or local businesses and is free to attend.
Crawley Men’s Shed is suitable for people with mild memory issues or early stage dementia as well as carers of people with dementia.
Council Tax help for people living with dementia
Do you have a diagnosis of dementia? You may be entitled to a reduction in your Council Tax. Find out more
If you are caring for someone with dementia, come along to the Forget-me-not club and meet other primary and secondary carers who know what it's like living with and/or supporting someone with Dementia.
Living Well Day
View a gallery of images from Living Well Day - May 2017 held at the K2 Crawley as part of Dementia Awareness Week.
For more information on Crawley Dementia Alliance please email or call 01293 585317.
tel: 01293 585317
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c/o K2 Crawley
Pease Pottage Hill