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Dementia information - help and support for those worried about dementia in Lymington New Forest

Worried about dementia? Useful contact for Lymington New Forest area

 

This information has been prepared by Lymington Dementia Action Group to help those affected by dementia in the Lymington and New Forest area. Please use the links provided, for more detailed information as relevant. There are also Dementia Information Points where you can find printed copies of this information: in local GP surgeries, Lymington New Forest Hospital, Waitrose, Tesco, St Barbe Museum & Art Gallery, and Lymington Community Centre.

Lymington Dementia Action Group is a local group of volunteers which can provide access to advice, support, companionship and activities, for people with dementia and their carers. If you would like someone to assist you to find the information you need please email in the first instance: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Dementia Diagnosis – don’t know where to turn?

Useful starting points

 

Alzheimer’s Society, national and local advice and information, www.alzheimers.org.uk ‘The Dementia Guide’, ‘Caring for a person with dementia’, basic guides by Alzheimer’s Society The dementia support worker for the New Forest area is Carol Whittaker: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 07860 912272

Andover Mind Hampshire County Council's carer support and dementia advice service: 01264 332297 or email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  website: www.andovermind.org.uk                                                                         

Dementia UK Admiral Nurses, advice, information and support: www.dementiauk.org

National Helpline 0800 888 6678 www.dementiauk.org/get-support/admiral-nursing

Dementia Friendly Hampshire an independent charity working to make Hampshire a county where people affected by dementia can live a good life: www.dementiafriendlyhampshire.org.uk

Dementia Support Hampshire and Isle of Wight Supporting local people living with dementia: www.mydementiasupport.org

Dr Jennifer Bute, former GP who herself has dementia, www.gloriousopportunity.org/ very practical tips on how to live with dementia, ‘Dementia from the Inside’ book with Louise Morse

Lymington.com for information on local events and links to help and support: www.lymington.com

Advice and guidance


Silverlinks
, free home visits for information and advice to older people: contact Celia on 07825 168364 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

HOPe (Helping Older People New Forest) help with benefits, money, advice, consumer advice, care at home, all services for older people: www.hopenewforest.org 9 Mallard Buildings, Station Road, New Milton, BH25 6HY   01425 629009          

Lymington Dementia Action Group, a group of volunteers who signpost and organise local events, contact Lindsay at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.      

New Forest Disability Information Service, information and advice to those of any age affected by disability, www.newforestdis.org.uk, 01425 628750

Legal and financial

Citizens Advice Bureau Local office in Lymington Town Hall www.newforestcab.org.uk 0808 278 7860

Attendance allowance, Department of Work and Pensions, help with care: www.gov.uk/attendance-allowance

Eligibility for 25% reduction in Council Tax, eligibility for discount with a diagnosis of dementia: New Forest District Council, www.newforest.gov.uk/article/530/Council-Tax-Discounts 02380 285000

Age Concern New Forest, independent local charity providing support for older people, their families and carers: 02380 841199 www.ageconcernnewforest.org.uk

Allied Services Trust, Deborah Pardoe, an affordable charity assisting with planning, provision and preparation for possible mental incapacity, wills and power of attorney, www.alliedservicestrust.org

 

Beneficial activities and therapy

Coates Centre Dementia Support Group, Informal coffee mornings 10.30 Thursday mornings, The Oakhaven Wellbeing Centre in the Coates Centre, Oakhaven Hospice, Lower Pennington Lane, SO41 8ZZ contact Cynthia on 07894 050864

Dementia Support and Activities Group Tuesday mornings 9.30 – 12.30 United Reform Church, Lymington High Street contact Cheryl on 01590 671085

Dementia Adventure, respite holidays for people with dementia and carers, dementiaadventure.co.uk

Art Dementia New Forest, painting with support and help, Annabel, 01590 679838 or 07855 985375, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

spudWORKS Arts and education charity Station Road, Sway SO41 6BA 01590 682260

hART (Hampshire Art for Recreation and Therapy), creative therapeutic and recreational activities to support mental health and well-being, www.hart.works 07999 492808

Coda Music and Arts Trust offering creative activities to support mental health and well being.

01425 276161 www.coda.org.uk   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Memoryworks Cognitive stimulation therapy www.memoryworks.org.uk

contact Elena Prieto-Ruiz on 07590 503210

New Forest Live at Home events, activities and outings to enable older people to maintain their independence and live more fulfilled lives: 07843 112138 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Health

Care Navigators Supporting those aged 65+ based at each doctor’s surgery

Princess Royal Trust for Carers Information and advice for carers including setting up an emergency care plan https://carercentre.com 01264 835246

Hampshire Adult Services, www.hants.gov.uk/socialcareandhealth/adultsocialcare/contact

Practical support  

Blue Lamp Trust, Bobby Scheme, free home security visits, smoke alarms and advice, www.bluelamptrust.org.uk

TIB Services, retired police officers undertaking decorating, disabled adaptations and general indoor and outdoor maintenance tasks, 0800 2550255

Take a Break for carers, up to 3 hours a week care relief, accessed through adult services:

www.hants.gov.uk/socialcareandhealth/adultsocialcare/respite-break

Day Care Respite, following assessment by Hampshire adult services: www.hants.gov.uk/socialcareandhealth/adultsocialcare Solent Mead, Lymington 01590 674687 or self-funding, Osborne Lodge, New Milton, 01425 618248 Gore Grange, New Milton, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,

Message in a bottle, keep personal and medical details on a standard form and in a common location for emergency services, free bottle supplied from doctors, pharmacies.

‘This is me’, a way of letting medical and social care staff know more about the person who has dementia, free forms available from Alzheimer’s Society.

Herbert Protocol, form used to find missing persons (best completed in advance!) hantsar.org/herbert-protocol/

Emergency Care Plan from Princess Royal Trust for Carers (see above)

 

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