Dementia Awareness Week
15th to 21st May 2017

One in six people aged 80 or over have dementia, 70% of people living in care homes have dementia or severe memory problems. Help us raise awareness, check out our events!

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Power of Attorney Service from £250 - Be Prepared For The Future

A powerful legal document that allows you to choose the people that you TRUST to make decisions about your Property, Finances, Health and Care, should you lose capacity through an accident, following an operation or an illness.  Capacity may be lost temporarily also, this may leave you vulnerable if you have not appointed Attorneys

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How To Get The Right Help?

Get help to set up care and technology in the home. We help bridge the gap for self funders that is often not available from statutory services

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A family meeting gives you the opportunity to share your concerns

Trying to navigate the care system and work whilst overseeing someones care is extremely challenging. We aim to bridge the gap if Social Services only offer you a copy of the care directory

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Help to claim Attendance Allowance

We can complete this form for you. You may be entitled to a reduction or exemption on your council tax bill when this benefit is awarded

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Put Your Affairs in Order

The last thing anyone wants to talk about after a diagnosis is money. However planning ahead now will give you the opportunity to make decisions and plan for the future.

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Carers Support Group

Meet others who are doing a similar caring role. Caring for a person with dementia is different to any other caring role

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FAQS - Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some frequently asked questions about our service:

About Dementia

I keep forgetting peoples names and where I have put things, does that mean I have dementia?

If you are concerned about your memory please arrange to see your GP and discuss this with him/her.  There are lots of reasons people experience problems with their memory including life style choices, illnesses and diseases as well as side effects of medication.

What is the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia?

Alzheimer’s is a disease it is a type of dementia.  Dementia is a term or word used to describe the symptoms.

Is dementia a part of the normal ageing process?

No it is not.  However as we get older we have a greater risk of getting dementia. 

My Mum keeps hiding and losing things indoors, she won’t accept that she has a problem, what can I do?

Encourage your Mum to see her GP.  If she refuses and you think she is at risk please contact her GP and raise your concerns, they won’t discuss your Mum with you but they should listen.

About Our Service

My wife is being discharged from hospital can you help me?

We can support you with practical issues and help you navigate the care system.

Can you help to complete an Attendance Allowance form?

Yes we can do this, usually within 7-10 working days

My Dad has dementia and lives alone, how will I cope as well as work full-time?

We can arrange a support visit outside of your working hours to discuss a support plan for Dad and for yourself.

My Dad lives alone with dementia and forgets to eat, what can I do?

We can arrange a support visit to discuss the options available to help keep Dad independent at home.

Can we access your service if the person I care for hasn't got a diagnosis of dementia?

Yes, we are able to support you as a carer to navigate the care system and to set up services

I have Alzheimer’s disease but no family to support me, can I access your services?

No sorry, our service is for carers and the person with dementia they care for.  There are other organisations that will support you though.

What areas do you cover?

We provide a home visiting service in Bromley, Croydon, Greenwich, Sevenoaks and surrounding areas.  Please contact us if you live out of these areas.

Can you support me if I don’t live in these areas?

Yes we may be able to provide support via telephone or Skype, please contact us to discuss this. 

Are you able to do a free talk/presentation on dementia and your service for our club? 

Yes we would be happy to do this, please contact us to check our availability.

Do you charge for your service?

Yes, we are an independent dementia support service; there is a reasonable charge for our service. 

Why should I pay for your service when there is free help available from charities?

Our service is about choice. We ensure continuity with the same person with clear information.  We do not ‘signpost’ people or ‘refer you to websites’.  You see and speak to a ‘real’ person at a time to suit you.