Living With Dementia
Dementia is a syndrome (a group of related symptoms) associated with an ongoing decline of brain functioning. This may include problems with:
- memory loss
- thinking speed
- mental sharpness and quickness
- difficulties carrying out daily activities
Contact the Rutland Community Wellbeing Service on 01572 725805 or complete the online referral form to access help and support.
Age UK provides Dementia Support in Rutland and they act as a first point of contact for people living with dementia, their families and carers. They run drop in facilities and provide training and support sessions, and we provide a point of expertise for other professionals in working with people with Dementia. The Dementia Support service in Rutland offers support for those living with Dementia and their Carers and actively promotes the wellbeing of those living with dementia
A list of Care Homes in Rutland which specialise in dementia care can be accessed. This includes their contact details, the type of services offered and the facilities available.
Rutland Reminders is a local group of dedicated volunteers formed in 2010 for people with dementia and their carers, meeting monthly to sing well-loved songs and chat over tea.
The Alzheimers East Midlands website provides information about Dementia and details of support available including self-help information.
The Leicestershire and Rutland Dementia Action Alliance is made up of various organisations from across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland all with the same aim, to improve the lives of people living with dementia and their carers.
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A Guide to Dementia Services can be downloaded here.