Help in Essex for people living with dementia

Dementia

Understanding dementia

Common symptoms, types of dementia, who may be at risk and understanding the treatment. Read more.

Take a look at our SoundDr videos which look at the symptoms, communication, coping with changing behaviour, being a carer  and managing financial and other affairs,

The single point of contact

For any concerns relating to dementia or looking after someone living with dementia, call the Alzheimer’s Society Essex Community Dementia Support Service. They can help put you in touch with services which may help you most.

  • 01245 260911 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm)
A dementia-friendly home

Things you can do at home to make life easier.

Living well with dementia

Around two million people live in Essex. Our community is living longer, and at the same time more of our families and friends are living with dementia.

Getting diagnosed with dementia doesn’t mean life stops being enjoyable. By taking steps to help yourself manage early on, it’s possible to live comfortably and happily for many years.

Find out more about living well with dementia, driving, working, going on holiday and music.

Look at our compilation of dementia-friendly activities.

World Alzheimers month An Interview with Jane Hare

Getting care and support

Information about the care and support available if you’re living with dementia, or caring for someone.

Dementia Adventure

Watch these 4 short films– these positive, practical films are designed to give much needed support—to help understand the condition, improve communication with loved ones, to understand the benefits of positive risk taking, see the importance of getting outdoors and to ultimately live better with dementia.

Become a dementia friend 

Learn more about what it is like to live with dementia and turn that understanding into action. It’s really easy to do. Become a dementia friend now.

Other useful links
  • Contact the Essex Dementia and Frailty service, located at Chelmsford, Epping, Uttlesford, Harlow and Colchester.
  • Admiral Nurses are registered nurses and experts in dementia care. They give practical, clinical and emotional support to families living with dementia to help them live well. The helpline is 0800 888 6678

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