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CAD Community action on Dementia.

CAD-Brent continues to work to make Brent a Dementia Friendly borough. The excellent work that started with the Mapesbury project on dementia awareness has in part led to the planned launch of “Brent: a dementia friendly borough 2020” in May 2018 and supported by CAD-Brent, Brent Council, Brent CCG and partners

Current activities include:

  • Joining with Dementia Action Alliance to create Community Action on Dementia Brent Alliance.  We would encourage MapRA to join as a Residents’ Association member; requiring residents to do three activities that help towards a dementia friendly Brent. Link

  • The De-Caf project at Ashford Place has proved so successful that other cafes are setting up around the area, facilitated by the Dementia Café Coordinator Gabby Horecka and Kawal Singh is coordinating the Memory Lounges.

  • The work of the Peer Support Service for people living with dementia supporting others with dementia is enabling many referred to the service at diagnosis to have a more positive approach to their diagnosis.  Two of the Peer supporters attended a London Assembly Health Committee meeting at City Hall in March on young on-set dementia in London to give their experiences of living with the condition and their recommendations on how they and others could be supported to live well. Contact Amanda Cattini at Ashford Place.

  • The Kilburn Partnerships in Innovative Education (the Kilburn PIE) continues to work with CAD-Brent to raise awareness of dementia for community groups, nonclinical staff in GP practices. Local care/nursing homes are now receiving training and responding very positively to this input.

  • A services review of Brent Dementia services is being undertaken and CAD-Brent are ensuring that the voice of the person and their carer are included. The current report on Living with Dementia in Brent is available at Link