DEMENTIA SUPPORT & AWARENESS
What is Dementia?
Dementia is an umbrella term for a range of progressive conditions that affect the brain.
Each type of dementia stops a person's brain cells working properly in specific areas, affecting their ability to remember, think and speak.
It is normal for your memory to be affected by stress, tiredness, certain illnesses and medicines but if you are becoming increasingly forgetful, particuarly if you're over the age of 65, its a good idea to talk to a GP about the early signs of dementia. Dementia is not only about memory loss. It can also affect the way you speak, think, feel and behave.
For more information about dementia, its symptoms or if you need help or advice for yourself or a loved one please visit the links below -
New Dementia Friendly Clocks
We have now installed Dementia Friendly Clocks in both our waiting rooms as we understand that visiting a GP surgery can be a challenging experience for some people with dementia.
As dementia progresses so does a person's memory and problem solving abilities. Being able to keep track of current times or dates becomes harder which can lead to confusion and disorientation.
This is a fairly small change that we hope will have a positive impact for those living with dementia. We would love to hear your feedback on how this has made a differenceto your visit to our surgery.
Stomp & Stamp Survey
Please click on the link HERE to access a NHS survey about STOMP and STAMP for people with a learning disability and their families and carers. This survey closes 26th February 2024.
Improving Access, Experience and Outcomes For People Living With Dementia From Ethnic Minority Communities
This handbook is for anyone who is caring for a person with dementia. It will help you suggest enjoyable and engaging activities for the person you're caring for. Please find the handbook HERE