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Dementia Coordinator Service

Many people living with Dementia feel that having support along their journey will maximise independent living and prevent a crisis. At Help & Care, we are committed to supporting you to live well with Dementia.

We are delighted to be working in partnership with Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust, Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group & Age UK, as an integral part of the revised Dementia Services Pathway for Dorset.

If you or a loved one have had a recent diagnosis, you will have been offered the support of a Dementia Coordinator by the Memory Advisory Service.  

If you have any further queries regarding this or other support options, you can email us by clicking here or alternatively you can contact us by telephone: 0300 123 1916.

Dorset Dementia Services include:

  • Memory Assessment Service (Dorset Healthcare) - for the assessment of memory problems and diagnosis of dementia.  In addition, this service will offer emotional wellbeing courses for carers. Once a diagnosis is confirmed, referrals will be made to Help & Care on your behalf. 
  • Help & Care's Dementia Co-ordinators provide post-diagnostic support for people with a diagnosis of dementia, their families and carers. This includes dedicated Early Onset Dementia support and more general information on dementia with signposting to local agencies. 
  • Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (Age UK) - an evidence- based therapy for people with a diagnosis of dementia (any sub type)

 

Dementia Awareness Events

Throughout 2024, we will be holding drop-in events (Facebook links here) providing information on services available locally with representatives on hand from Help & Care, Dorset HealthCare’s Memory Assessment Service, NHS Dorset (previously NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group) and AgeUK.

These events will be held at local libraries in the following BCP areas. 

      Date       Time       Location
 17th September   10.30am-12.30pm  Westbourne Library, Alum Chine Road, Westbourne, Bournemouth BH4 8DX
24th September  10am - 12pm Wimborne Library, Crown Mead, Wimborne Minster, Wimborne BH21 1HH

 

 

 

 

No need to book to attend - Just pop by and speak to local professionals about what services and support is available. 

We will also be organising some Health and Wellbeing Events for the BCP/East of Dorset later in the year.    

 

Date  Time  Location 
 12/09/2024   11am-3pm  Poole Lighthouse (Function Rooms 1 & 2), 21 Kingland Rd, Poole BH15 1UG
  1st October  10am-1:30pm   GodFirst Church, 15 The Runway, Airfield Rd, Christchurch BH23 3TG
 24th October   10am-2pm  The Village Hotel, Inspiration Suite, Dean
sleigh Rd, Bournemouth BH7 7DZ

       

                                                                                    

Find out more about the roadshow events and what is happening next by emailing a.sedmanhobson@helpandcare.org.uk or stacey.hill@helpandcare.org.uk

Further information on the dementia service pathway is available at www.dorsethealthcare.nhs.uk/dementia

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