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Derbyshire Dementia Support Service

The Derbyshire Dementia Support Service is supports people living with dementia and their carers during the COVID-19 crisis.  

Support the service can offer:

  • Support people to seek and develop coping strategies to help them deal with additional pressures as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak.
  • Whilst they have temporarily suspended home visits and community-based groups, they continue to support people over the phone, via email and virtually.
  • Help people living with dementia to cope with isolation, loneliness and to feel safe.
  • Support carers to access respite, discuss dementia specific strategies to support them to  understand behaviours and explore alternative approaches which help them in their caring role.
  • Provide welfare calls to active service users to determine the level of support people may need and to establish the level of risk in coping with the coronavirus.
  • Provide companion calls for people who are in receipt of our service, these calls are provided by volunteers; they do not involve assessments, they are purely informal friendly conversations aimed at reducing isolation.
  • Deliver virtual Singing for the Brain, Dementia cafés, and carers support across Derbyshire.

What do I need to know before I call Derbyshire Dementia Support Service?

  • Anyone who is worried about their memory or have a diagnosis of any type of Dementia can refer into the service.
  • Anyone who is seeking information and advice for themselves or others can contact the service
  • Carers supporting people living with dementia can be referred for support in their own right.

How to refer:

Contact Telephone number: 01332 208845

Email:  derbyshire@alzheimers.org.uk

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