May 31 2011

Dementia Adviser Service for Harrow residents

Have you heard about the new Dementia Adviser service for Harrow residents?

Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading care and research charity for people with dementia, and those who care for them, and it works towards developing new services.

The Dementia Adviser service is primarily for people with dementia, as well as their supporters and carers. It provides them with a named contact throughout their journey with dementia. Referrals can come from GPs and other health professionals as well as self-referral.

The aims of the service are:

  • Provision of a quality information and signposting service tailored to individual needs. This will be supported by the Society’s national and local information base.
  • Focus on the individual – empowering them to access information they need, promoting independence, self-help, well-being and control.
  • Collaboration with other health professionals to maximise the outcome for the person with dementia.
  • Seeking out those affected by dementia that we have found traditionally hard to reach.

The service includes an initial meeting, listening and answering questions raised by the person affected by dementia, providing a plan, signposting to other local and national services as appropriate. Follow up meetings can take place which are supported by our volunteers. This service is backed by a range of Society local networks which give further support to people with dementia, carers and families.

If you are finding it difficult to access information and services I would be happy to help.

My name is

Philomena Mitchell
Alzheimer’s Society
The Templeton Centre
Joel Street
Northwood Hills
Middlesex HA6 1NL

Email: philomena.mitchell@alzheimers.org.uk

Tel: 01923 823 999
Fax: 01923 824 329

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