Our History

Dementia Concern supports people living with Dementia and their carers to live as independently as possible by providing dementia care services and practical help. We have been providing information and support services for people with dementia and their carers in the London Borough of Ealing since 1982 and were founded by Frances English, with additional support from Roger Beckett and Kulbir Gill. We began as a Relative Support Scheme which provided a volunteer sitting service for elderly confused people. In 1986 we merged with Age Concern Ealing Borough although we maintained our name and standing committee. In 1993, Alzheimer's Concern Ealing (ACE) became an independent organisation with a new board of trustees- all of whom were carers or former carers of people with dementia. In August 2010 we changed our name to Dementia Concern.

What we do

It’s a unique charity with specialist expertise in dementia developed over 26 years. The charity works closely with local partners, GP surgeries and wider health organisations, such as the West London Health Trust. The direct services offered are Dementia Link Workers supporting acute health needs, Information and Advice through Dementia Advisers, a Call and Care Respite Service, a free Dementia Befriending Service Weekend Social Clubs at two venues, a Community Support service for people with dementia living on their own, Dementia Cafés, a Thursday group for those more active or in early stages of the disease, Carers Support Groups and a Carers Voice newsletter. 

The charity works with people living with dementia with a spouse or carer, or those living alone with no carer, or a carer living alone with carer living elsewhere, or those living in long-stay care. Dementia Concern has continually developed services to support the growing community need. By 2025 the number of Ealing residents with late-onset dementia is projected to rise to 3,730, a ten-year increase of 34%. Dementia Concern currently serves 1,300 people living with dementia and 945 carers, with this projected increase in patients and carers the charity hopes and continually works towards meeting this future demand.