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Dementia Support

Help for people in Medway to find specialist help and support to deal with dementia for themselves or someone they are caring for.

Dementia Support Workers

A dementia support worker is someone who has undertaken specialist training in dementia so that they can provide non-clinical support and advice directly to those living with dementia and their loved ones.

 

What is a Dementia Support Worker able to provide?

In Medway there are different agencies providing support to sufferers and their loved ones. A Dementia Support Worker is someone who works for one of these agencies who will help you to maintain your independence, ability to make choices and stay in control of your choices for as long as possible.

 

How can I find a Dementia Support Worker?

To find a Dementia Support Worker phone one of the of the agencies listed below:

 

CARERS FIRST (supporting carers)

0300 303 1555

 

IMAGO (advice and guidance to enable patients to access community services)

03000 111965

 

DEMENTIA CRISIS SUPPORT (supporting people with dementia who live at home)

01634 583423

 

MEDWAY AGE UK (providing a range of services to support people living with dementia)

01634 406058

 

ALZHEIMER SOCIETY (information and support to people with any form of dementia)

01622 747181

 

Events

Medway Adult Education holds a monthly Dementia Activities Group where they explore new topics and skills.

These events are free to attend but booking is essential, please call to book on 01634 338575.

Medway Adult Education

Rochester Centre

Eastgate

Rochester ME1 1EW

 

Other resources

Dementia cafes run once a month at Rochester and Rainham. In addition to access to Medway Council Social Services, there is an opportunity to speak to a nurse from Elizabeth House for:

  • Support and advice
  • Signposting
  • Carer support
  • Re-access the service quickly without a GP referral (if appropriate)
  • To remain linked in to Elizabeth House

 

These are drop-in sessions and no booking is required:

 

Rochester - Forth Friday of every month

1.30 to 3.30pm

Parish Centre at St Peter's

Delce Road

Rochester ME1 2EH

 

Rainham - First Tuesday of every month

1 to 3pm

St Paul's Church

Parkwood Green

Gillingham ME8 9PN