Dementia Friendly London

Find out how dementia affects London and the steps we’re taking to make London the first dementia-friendly capital city in the world. We will continue to share updates about our latest initiatives and campaigns.

Two people step off a London bus

What will a dementia-friendly London look like?

A Dementia Friendly London is an inclusive and compassionate city where all Londoners affected by dementia are empowered and supported to live well.

People affected by dementia will:

  • travel to where they want to go safely 
  • live somewhere they feel supported, understood and included in community life 
  • receive the help they need to access quality health, care and support services when and where they require it 
  • be able to participate in all that London has to offer in arts, culture and leisure 
  • feel confident to visit local high streets and town centres. 

What is our vision for the future?

By 2022, we want to see:

  • 2,000 organisations that are more dementia friendly
  • 500,000 Dementia Friends taking action, big or small, to improve the everyday lives of people affected by dementia
  • Every London borough working towards becoming a dementia-friendly community
  • Meaningful involvement of people affected by dementia 

What is Light Up London?

Light Up London is an annual opportunity to show solidarity and support with people affected by dementia who were hit hardest by the pandemic.

For World Alzheimer’s Day on Tuesday 21 September 2021, we launched #LightUpLondon where we asked venues and organisations across the capital to light up blue for people affected by dementia.

What can Londoners do to help people affected by dementia?

Unite with us to create a Dementia Friendly London by:

Become a Dementia Friend

Learn more about what it is like to live with dementia and turn that understanding into action.  Get involved either as an individual or with an organisation. 

Sign up as an indivdiual Sign up as an organisation
Mayor of London logo
Think this page could be useful to someone? Share it: