Dementia Support

Dementia Carers Online Monthly Support Group

Gloucestershire Carers Huband Managing Memory Together are offering an online support group for carers of people with dementia.

The aim is to provide a space for carers to meet one another, share experiences and to get information and support.

Please join us for any of the following dates or all of them if you can on Tuesdays 19:00-20:30:

  • 26th January 20212
  • 3rd February 20212
  • 3rd March 2021
  • 27th April 2021
  • 25th May 2021
  • 22nd June 2021

The sessions will take place on Zoom.

Carrie Woods, Health Liaison Officer for Gloucestershire Carers Huband Kathy Holmes, Engagement and Involvement Lead for managing Memory Together will be hosting the sessions.

Future dates will be reviewed with the group and it will be up to the carers involved to decide what they want from the sessions.

For more details and joining instructions please contact managing Memory Together by emailing managingmemory@ghc.nhs.uk or telephoning 0800 694 8800.

You can view the poster below:

The Herbert Protocol

The Herbert Protocol is a national scheme that encourages carers, family and friends to provide and put together useful information, which can then be used in the event of a vulnerable person going missing.

For more information see The Herbert Protocol page.

Help at Home Bracelets

Telecare as part of their assessment may also be able to offer a ‘help me home’ bracelet – this is a silicone bracelet that has a contact number for a helpline and a reference id that a person with dementia can show someone. The reference id then links to that individuals records and contacts.

If someone is not eligible for telecare (you require more than just the need for the bracelet – Adult Social Care can advise) then they can be purchased privately, one option is:

To make a referral for one of the Telecare Help Me Home ID bracelets he would need to go through the Adult Help Desk. Either call 01452 426868 or complete the online referral form.

Alzheimer's Society

Alzheimer’s Society is the only UK charity that campaigns for change, funds research to find a cure and supports people living with dementia today.

Website: www.alzheimers.org.uk

Coronavirus - Caring for Someone with Dementia

Looking after someone with Dementia during the Coronavirus pandemic may be challenging. Please see this resource for more information and support:

Information for family/friends supporting someone with dementia.

Coronavirus: Information for people affected by dementia

Living with dementia at any time brings everyday challenges for the person and those around them. Coronavirus is making daily life much harder. You may feel anxious, scared or lonely. But you are not alone – help is available.

Website: www.alzheimers.org.uk

Dementia & Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse is defined by power and control. Understanding domestic abuse in the context of dementia can be complex.

View the PDF leaflet for more information

Priority Services

In an emergency when power/water/ phone lines are disabled if an individual joins the priority services register and they have a care / health need they will be prioritised to get back on line/ get emergency support.

Western Power: www.westernpower.co.uk/priority-services

BT: www.btplc.com/Free_Priority_Fault_Repair

Most Gas suppliers have a priority register as does the water board.

Dementia Information

If you are worried about your or a loved one’s memory please book an appointment with a GP where a memory assessment will be done and the relevant blood tests requested so that a referral to the memory team can be made.

  • This information sheet by One Gloucestershire is intended to give a general overview of support services for people with dementia and carers of people with dementia:

Dementia Information Sheet