There are many services and organisations that can support you or someone you care for after a diagnosis of dementia or if you are worried you may be developing dementia. Click on each title to open the box and read the information.
If you (or someone you know) are experiencing changes such as significant memory loss, confusion or language difficulties, the Alzheimers Society recommend making an appointment to see your GP.
More information about assessment and diagnosis: https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/info/20071/diagnosis
Your GP can also provide you with a lot of support and information if you are caring for someone with dementia: https://dementiaroadmap.info/stockport/category/caring-well/
Adult Social Care may be able to provide you with support to help you/the person with dementia remain living independently and safely at home for as long as possible. For example practical equipment to help with everyday tasks; or monitoring and alerting systems (telecare).
Adult Social Care can also advise you on the support available if you are caring for someone with dementia, and on options for long term care and residential care if needed.
NHS continuing healthcare is the name given to a package of care that is arranged and funded solely by the NHS.
Find out about Continuing Healthcare: http://www.nhs.uk/chq/Pages/2392.aspx?CategoryID=68
Alzheimers Society National Dementia Helpline 0300 222 1122
Dementia UK Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline 0800 888 6678.
Open 9am to 9pm Monday to Friday, and 9am to 5pm during the weekend. Or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Carers UK advice line 0808 808 7777
Open Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm.
Note: listening service available Mondays and Tuesdays, from 9am to 7pm.
Stockport Alzheimers Society – Dementia support
Dementia support workers offer information and practical guidance to help people understand dementia, cope with day-to-day challenges and prepare for the future. They offer support face to face, over the phone or in writing.
Contact 0161 477 6999
88 Buxton Road, Stockport SK2 6LR
Signpost – Dementia Carer Advice and Support Service
The Dementia Carer Advice and Support Service (DCASS), works closely with Pennine Care's memory service to ensure that carers of people with dementia are better informed and supported throughout their caring journey.
Contact 0161 442 0442,
The Heatons Centre, Stockport, SK4 3LD
(more information on Signpost’s support services for carers in the box below)
EDUCATE (Early Dementia Users Co-operative Aiming to Educate)
EDUCATE are a group of people diagnosed with dementia who aim to help others to understand more about the condition and what it means to have it. Members talk about how they manage the problems dementia can create, with the aim of motivating others to take a more optimistic attitude to it.
EDUCATE also have a number of social activities for people with dementia and their carers including a drop in and Pop up cafe, a reading group and an allotment group. For more information visit the EDUCATE website http://www.educatestockport.org.uk/ or contact them at
Phone: 0161 716 4531
There are lots of social activities and drop in sessions especially for people with dementia and those that care for them throughout Stockport.
Aimed at helping people starting out on the journey of caring for somebody with dementia, Stockport Dementia Care Training is run by the staff from The Meadows and focuses on 'Living Well with Dementia', providing carers with the right information and support. It runs at regular intervals throughout the year.
All courses take place over two consecutive Mondays and are held at The Heatons Centre, Heaton Moor.
To book a place or for more information, please contact Jean or Mark on 0161 716 4531 or email email@example.com
Signpost for Carers
Signpost offer a variety of services for carers, including emotional support, Health & Wellbeing days, and short term practical support.
Carers who look after someone with care and support needs can request an assessment of their own needs. See the 'Support from Adult Social Care' box above.
Carers UK advice line and online forum
Advice line Open Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm.
Note: listening service available Mondays and Tuesdays, from 9am to 7pm. 0808 808 7777
Online Forum - An online community of carers available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. (Registration and log in is required – you can join for free)