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Alzheimer's Society

The Croydon office supports people with all forms of dementia and their carers in the borough.  They offer a range of services as follow

  • Carers support: Provision of information, guiadnace and signpostingt to people with dementia and their carer's, via telephone support and one to one visits. 
  • Forget-me-not Cafe: A cafe providing an opportunity for social interaction and activities for people with dementia and their carers.Meets First Saturday. 2pm-4pm at St.Matthews Church, Chichester Road, Parkhill, Croydon CR0 5NQ
  • Information and Advice: Providing telephone information and advice to people with dementia, their carers, family and friends. Providing information and advice at public events 
  • Support Group Selsdon: Monthly support group based in Selsdon each meeting the 3rd Thursday. 10am-12pm. Contact the office for further details.
  • Support Group for younger carers: Support group for carers up to age 65 years. Meets monthly, 1st Wednesday 7.00 - 9.00. Contact the office for further details.
  • Peer Support Group: Six weekly sessions run to a programme for people with dementia. Meets Wednesdays between 1.30 – 3.30. Contact the office for further details.
  • Support Group - Time 4 Carers: Support group for carers. Meets on 2nd Monday. 1.30pm - 3.30pm at Heavers Resource Centre
  • Carers Information Programme: Providing education courses for carers of people with dementia, to help carers gain an understanding and insight into the condition and help them to cope with the caring role.
Heavers Farm Resource Centre, 122 Selhurst Road, South Norwood, London, SE25 6LL
Area serviced:
London Borough of Croydon
Contact name:
Jon Meech
Job title:
Servces Manager
020 8653 2818 (Croydon Office) 0300 222 1122 (National Helpline)
Opening times:
9-5 Monday to Friday
Who is it for:
People with dementia and their carers

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Service Definitions

A common form of dementia of unknown cause, usually starting in late middle age. It is characterized by memory lapses, confusion, emotional instability and progressive loss of mental ability. It is named after Alois Alzheimer, German neurologist, who described it in 1907.
Services which protect vulnerable people, enabling them to be as independent as possible and get the most out of their lives. This could be in a temporary crisis or in a longer lasting situation. Also support services for mental health carers.
Dementia is characterised by confusion, memory loss, poor problem-solving and poor concentration. There are many diseases that lead to dementia, the most common being Alzheimer's disease. Dementia usually occurs in older people. Dementia in people under 65 is known as early onset dementia. Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) is a rarer form of dementia that shares characteristics with both Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. Vascular dementia occurs when cells in the brain are deprived of oxygen. Many symptoms are the same as other forms of dementia, however there are some differences.
Old age consists of ages nearing the average lifespan of human beings, and thus the end of the human life cycle. Euphemisms for older people include advanced adult, elderly, and senior or senior citizen. Older people have limited regenerative abilities and are more prone to disease, syndromes, and sickness than other adults.

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