Warwickshire County Council is proud to support Dementia Action Week which is taking place between 15 - 21 May 2023.
Dementia Action Week is an opportunity to raise awareness of dementia and the support available for people living with dementia and their families.
In Warwickshire, over 8,000 people are living with dementia, although many more people are affected by dementia, including those who are caring for people living with dementia.
Nigel Minns, Strategic Director for People at Warwickshire County Council, commented: “Dementia impacts so many of us. Accessing support can help people to live independently, participate in activities they enjoy and maintain their interests for as long as possible as well as providing valuable support for carers.
“There are a range of support services available for our residents with dementia and their carers which can be accessed over the phone, online or in person. Warwickshire County Council would encourage people living with dementia and their carers to contact services to get support as early as possible, which can help you to find out more about dementia and the things that can help people to live well with dementia.
“Services can also help with planning for the future, practical support such as lasting power of attorney and financial planning, finding out about the range of support groups in your local area, building a network of support, support for carers and avoiding crises occurring.
“Dementia support services are here for any question you may have, helping you to access what you need and when you need it and we would encourage you to make contact with services during Dementia Action Week or as soon as possible afterwards.”
The key support services available for people with dementia or people who care for someone with dementia are:
Dementia Connect in Warwickshire (funded by Warwickshire County Council, delivered by Alzheimer’s Society).
Dementia Connect in Warwickshire can support anyone living with dementia or anyone caring for someone with dementia. They provide personalised advice and practical and emotional support, helping you and your loved ones at all stages of dementia. Anyone affected by dementia is encouraged to contact the service to ensure they are supported.
- Dementia Connect phone number: 0333 150 3456
- Dementia Connect website: https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/dementiaconnect
Support for people who care for someone with dementia.
Providing care to someone who could not cope without you can be hard. Caring Together Warwickshire provides emotional and practical support to help you if you care for someone and can help you maintain your own health and wellbeing. Support is also available for urgent and planned cover should you need to leave the person you care for. This service is available for all carers including those caring for a person with dementia.
- Caring Together Warwickshire telephone number: 0800 197 5544
- Caring Together Warwickshire website: https://www.caringtogetherwarwickshire.org.uk/
For more information about dementia and the support services available, please visit dementia.warwickshire.gov.uk/
For more information about Dementia Action Week, please visit https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-involved/dementia-action-week