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Age UK Camden - Dementia Befriending Service

The Age UK Camden Dementia Befriending Service is for socially isolated older people who are experiencing dementia or memory impairment. The service offers volunteer befrienders who carry out one-to-one visits providing:

  • company and activity
  • support to maintain hobbies, interests and skills
  • assistance to access the local community
  • a regular contact who can signpost issues and concerns as they arise
Address:
Tavis House, 1-6 Tavistock House, London, WC1H 9NA
Area serviced:
Camden
Contact name:
Dementia Befriending Coordinator
Telephone:
020 7239 0400
Opening times:
9am - 5pm Mon - Fri (head office reception)
Who is it for:
People affected by dementia or memory loss
How to apply:
Phone the service
Sector:
Public

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Befriending services offer supportive, reliable relationships through volunteer befrienders to people with mental health problems who would otherwise be socially isolated.
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.
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