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Dementia Action Alliance Southwark

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Southwark Dementia Action Alliance is a means through which all types of organisations and individuals can make a contribution to improve the lives of people with dementia and their families, whether they live, work or enjoy the rich leisure , businesses, cultural or  artistic  resources in the borough.

Southwark Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) exists as a vehicle for organisations and individuals to work together to make Southwark a dementia friendly community, where people living with dementia have the support they need to live their life to the full and remain a valued part of our community. We have a steering group which will co-ordinate the work of the DAA and looks for opportunities to develop partnerships and initiatives in Southwark to further this aim.

We are made up of a wide range of organisations large and small, and we really welcome members from local business, faith based organisations,  leisure, arts, housing and statutory and voluntary sector health and care agencies.

For further information please contact:

Gemma  Juma : gemma@dhscc.org

Andy Loxton:  Andy.loxton@southwark.gov.uk

Jon Meech:  Jon.meech@alzheimers.org.uk

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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.