Memory Loss & Dementia

If you (or someone you know) find yourself struggling with memory loss issues and would like to get more help, the following organisations work in the Sid Valley - click on the links below:

The Memory Café is for anyone experiencing memory problems or who has been newly diagnosed with dementia, and their relatives/friends who support them. The Café also funds the Sid Valley Admiral Nurse. Sidmouth Hospice at Home provides specialist nursing and volunteer support for anyone diagnosed as palliative, and their carers and families, including respite support for carers of people with advanced dementia.

Adrian Ford, Chair of the Memory Café, comments: “As we live longer the likelihood of our being diagnosed with dementia increases, to 1 in 6 over the age of 80, and research suggests that 1 in 3 people born in the UK this year will develop dementia during their lifetime. Whilst a diagnosis of dementia can be a scary thing, the earlier that it occurs the more effective treatment can be.”

Gill Ryall, CEO of Sidmouth Hospice at Home, said: “There are an increasing number of organisations able to provide support at various points along the dementia journey and we have compiled a booklet listing the support available in the Sid Valley for people living with dementia. Click HERE to download a copy.

 

"By working together with the Memory Café and other key organisations, and with the continuing dedication of our wonderful volunteers, we can help people living with dementia and their friends and families access the information and support they need."