People with dementia in the borough could benefit from extra support following the launch of the Dementia Action Alliance’s Kingston branch.
The group aims to persuade businesses and others to sign up to its action plan and promise to provide “basic customer service flexibility”.
Lynn James, Alzheimer’s Society service manager for Kingston and Richmond, said: “What we’re trying to promote is that it’s possible for people to live well with dementia.
“Their experience is often influenced by external factors.
“People in the early stages of dementia do have insight. They will withdraw. It happens through fear, embarrassment and confusion.”
Examples of helpful changes include supermarkets introducing checkout lanes with ‘no rush’ rules, she said.
The group will have its official launch in May.
- NHS could stop diagnosing child autism in south west London
- Listen to the song artificial intelligence wrote at Kingston University
- Police want to talk to this man after a woman was left with a fractured eye in an attack
- Travel: Traffic queuing after crash
- Parents raising money to give 'cheeky and intelligent' two-year-old with spinal muscular atrophy power chair