Kirklees Dementia Advice and Information
Does dementia play a part in your life? Do you care for someone with dementia?
If you, a member of your family or someone you care for is living with dementia and you live in the Kirklees area, our dementia advice and information service will help support you to lead a fulfilled and active lifestyle.
There are 3 parts to our service:
- Peer support
Once we're advised that you need our support, we will contact you as soon as possible to find out all about your particular circumstances and how we can help. It's natural to have some anxiety when early symptoms appear, so our key advice workers offer immediate understanding and practical advice.
We help and support carers in understanding more about dementia and the skills they might need in order to cope.
We help carers to:
- Attend relevant training courses
- Develop the knowledge and skills to enable them to cope with the issues they face
- Spend time and share experiences with other carers
- Get the latest information about therapies and treatments
- Have a break from caring and leave them feeling refreshed
We encourage people to live safely and healthily, to look after themselves as independently as possible, and to make informed choices about their ongoing care and advice.
We offer dementia cafes held in a relaxed, informal environment where you will have the opportunity to meet and talk to people in the same position as you. It's a friendly place where you can learn more about dementia, ask for guidance and advice and discuss your personal circumstances.
Our carer advice networks are also available throughout the Kirklees area (and beyond). We encourage people who have 'lived' experience of dementia to come together to share expertise.
For more details on the service please contact our dementia team:
The Media Centre,
7 Northumberland Street,
Telephone: 01484 483083/01484 483084