Dementia is a blanket term for a number of conditions that involve a decrease or loss of cognitive function including memory loss, complications with speach and a peron’s ability to understand, and confusion.
Dementia affects approxiamtely 55 million people around the world (WHO, 2023) and it is not a normal process of aging. There are over 200 types of dementia with the most common ones being vascular dementia, Lewy body dementia, frontotemporal dementia and mixed dementia (Dementia UK, 2023).
If you have any concerns that you or a loved one may have dementia, contact your GP on 20052441 or 200 72355.
If you are living with demenita or are living with someone who has dementia you can find more information and support by clicking on the links below:
Dementia Friends Gibraltar
An Alzheimer’s Society and GADS initiative and contact for the Gibraltar Alzheimer’s and Dementia Society.
Living with Dementia Toolkit
Welcome to the Living with Dementia Toolkit for people with dementia and their carers. This set of resources is based on research, and the expert experiences of people with dementia and their carers.
At Alzheimer’s Society we’re working towards a world where dementia no longer devastates lives. We do this by giving help to those living with dementia today and providing hope for the future. As a Society, we are made up of people with dementia, carers, trusted experts, campaigners, researchers, and clinicians. We are the UK’s largest collective force of people with unparalleled knowledge and over 40 years of experience addressing the biggest challenges facing people living with dementia.
We are the specialist dementia nursing charity that is here for the whole family. Our nurses, known as Admiral Nurses, provide free, life-changing support and advice to anyone affected by dementia.
Lewy Body Society
The community for people with “The most common type of dementia you have never heard of”, their families and carers, health care professionals and researchers.
Dementia Carers Count
We believe that dementia carers count. We’re working for a world where all family and friends taking care of someone with dementia feel confident, supported, and heard. We recognise the important challenge that you face – as a wife, a son, a daughter-in-law, a close friend – when you’re responsible for that person who really needs you.
Alzheimer’s Europe – European Working Group of People with Dementia
The European Working Group of People with Dementia (EWGPWD) was launched by Alzheimer Europe and its member associations in 2012. The group is composed entirely of people with dementia, who are nominated by their national Alzheimer associations. They work to ensure that the activities, projects and meetings of Alzheimer Europe duly reflect the priorities and views of people living with dementia. The Chairperson is also an ex-officio member on the Board of Alzheimer Europe with full voting rights.
Gibraltar Senior Citizens Association
Run for people over 60 in Gibraltar….
Gibraltar Dementia Strategy
iSupport is a skills and training programme for carers of people with dementia. To find out more information on iSupport please clieck on the link below: