Northamptonshire Carers - Dementia Support Service
Dementia Care Advice Service
September is Alzheimers Awareness Month
We are developing the Dementia Care Advice Service, which we already provide in partnership with the Alzheimer's Society by developing a 'Dementia Pathway'.
If you are already registered with us as and we have your email address as supporting someone with Dementia, you will have been sent an additional newsletter with the details.
However, if you have not received the newsletter and would like to know more, you can by reading the newsletter HERE
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There are exciting new prospects and changes ahead for the Dementia Care Advice Service which involves lots of activities and enhanced working with many of our clinical, social care and voluntary sector partners. The ‘Pathway’ is looking to improve the quality of life for people living with Dementia and their Carers. This will involve a number of organisations and professionals all working together to ensure this happens. It aims for people to receive a diagnosis as timely as is possible, and once the diagnosis has been made then there will be a post diagnostic support route for both the person with Dementia and their Carer to ensure they are supported. Of course, as with all things new – it takes time to get this right.
It is hoped that a community ‘hub’ will be created in both a physical and virtual setting where various activities and support would be available by Northamptonshire Carers and many others. This model will be available as a ‘drop in’ type basis but where there are some more bespoke, structured groups – numbers would need to be monitored.
Due to the Covid19 pandemic, this plan has not been able to materialise but as soon as the Government Guidelines allow it to, we’d love to get the ball rolling and start to offer some wonderful and engaging sessions in person. In the meantime, Northamptonshire Carers are very aware of the difficulties those with Dementia and their Carers are facing and we are now offering virtual group sessions via Zoom.
Join in 'On-Line' activities
For sign in details register with Anne Frost on 01933 677837, once registered, she will add your details to her mailing list for updates