2020/21

Healthy Peterborough

Local Dementia Support

Support and information for people living with or caring for someone with dementia.

The word dementia describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem solving, perception or language.

A person with dementia may also experience changes in their mood or behaviour. Dementia is caused when the brain is damaged by diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease or a series of strokes. There are over a hundred different types of dementia of which Alzheimer’s disease is the most common followed closely by Vascular Dementia. It is possible to have more than one type of dementia at the same time and this is known as Mixed dementia. More detailed information is available on the Alzheimer’s Society’s website www.alzheimers.org.uk

Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Support in Peterborough

441 Lincoln Road

Millfield

Peterborough PE1 2PE

(Entrance & Car Park on York Rd)

Peterborough Dementia Resource Centre is a community-based service for people with dementia, their families, and carers. It provides a calming environment specifically designed around people with dementia. People using the Dementia Resource Centre can access health and some third sector organisations under one roof.

Peterborough Dementia Resource Centre provides the following services:

Services available at the Dementia Resource Centre

Services within the Community

·       Dementia Support team provides one to one support to people with dementia, carers, and family members.

·       Memory clinic

·       Carers' Information and support programme (CrISP)

·       Support groups for people with dementia

·       Carers' Information Session

·       Support groups for Carers

             (Face to Face & Virtual)

·       Access Advice and Information

·       Bi Monthly Mild Cognitive Support & information Session

·       Singing for the Brain

·       Health and Wellbeing services (e.g. Every Friday Hair salon, Beard trim service)

·       Love to Move Exercise class

·       Dementia Café 9.30-2.30 Mon-Fri

·       Arts and Craft sessions

·       Early Onset Peer Support

·       Dementia Friends Session

·       Assistive Technology SMART Flat awareness session (group sessions)

 

·       Community based Dementia support service

·       Monthly Singing for the Brain (Broadway Theatre)

·       Community Dementia Friends Session

 

 

For more information about any of the services listed here

Contact The Alzheimer’s Dementia Support Team

Tel 01733 865710 (Mon-Fri 9am-4.30pm)

peterborough@alzheimers.org.uk

Or Our Dementia Connect Team

Tel 0333 150 3456 (Mon-weds-9am-8pm, Thurs-Friday- 9am-5pm and Sat-Sun- 10am-4pm)

Dementia.Connect@alzheimers.org.uk

 

Peterborough Dementia Friendly Communities

Are you a local business, community group or faith group? Do you want to do something to support making Peterborough a dementia-friendly borough? Then it's simple. Being a member involves making a commitment to take three actions to support people living with dementia, for example asking your staff to attend a Dementia Friends information session.

For more information, please contact our Dementia Friends Community Coordinator Natalie on 07761 739947 or email Natalie.skipper@alzheimers.org.uk

Alzheimer’s Society is appealing for more volunteers in Peterborough to help make a

meaningful difference to those affected by dementia.

  

We are particularly looking for Group Support Volunteers and Awareness Raising volunteers, there are a variety of opportunities available which people can learn more about if they contact the Volunteering Development Co-ordinator, Debbie Holmes on  07715 424441 or email debbie.holmes@alzheimers.org.uk

 

 

This is a note that was received recently, written by someone who uses the Dementia Resource Centre services.

"The DRC is the most amazing place. We have been helped more than we can ever hope to say. My wife loves her Arts & Crafts group so much and everyone helps her so much. Her confidence has improved in leaps and bounds and she has made lots of lovely friends. The staff are so professional and caring and have helped me many times when I have been very low with my caring role. We are so blessed to be here. Thank you for all that you do."

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  • Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust