Support for people volunteering or caring for those with Dementia
Hello, I am Chris, the Good Neighbours Dementia Support Co-ordinator. At Good Neighbours, we look to support individuals living with Dementia and their loved ones.
We can support you with the following:
- Support, guidance and introductions ensuring that caregivers have contacts with the wider support available in the area
- Introductions to local groups, dementia cafes and activities to enable your loved one and their caregivers to attend and enjoy
- Identify and support through an introduction, and access to dementia-friendly places
If you would like to contact me to discuss anything further then please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org I look forward to hearing from you.
Support and Resources
The Alzheimer's Society operates across the UK as a care and research charity for people with Dementia and their carers. Their website contains many guides and resources, some of which are linked below.
- Carers Guide - If you are supporting someone living with Dementia, the carers guide by the Alzheimer's Society is filled with useful information. This link will take you to their page to download or order your own copy.
- Power of Attorney - It is a myth that you need a solicitor to achieve Power of Attorney, this link will arm you with sufficient information to do this independently.
DEEP stands for Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project. It is not an organisation, it is a network of independent groups across the UK. Deep works with people with Dementia to influence the attitudes, services and policies that affect their lives.
Dementia UK is a specialist nurse charity who support people with Dementia and their families.
- Admiral Nurse - Admiral Nurses are available to support you with any aspect of Dementia you need and the link will give you information about when they are open and how to contact them.
Dementia Carers Count offers a range of free services that give family carers the opportunity to understand more about dementia and to connect with others in a similar situation.
- Live online learning - The Dementia Carers Count offer sessions to family and carers, they are delivered by health and care professionals.
Create! Visual Aids has been developed as a resource to aid creating calm routines. This is primarily used for children as they are learning, however has been proven useful to support those with Dementia to develop a routine and keep to it by using the visual aids to remind them what they need to do.
- Visual Timetable for Adults - Due to the effectivity of the cards supporting those with Dementia, there are specific cards developed for adults.
- Books for mid to late stage dementia - Pictures to Share offer a variety of books tailored towards people with Dementia which can help stimulate their memories from earlier in life.
Cafés and Activities
Across Warrington there are a variety of activities and support for people with Dementia and their carers.