Support for people with dementia and their families

The impact of the pandemic has stretched far and wide – and that includes for people with dementia and their carers and family members.
Our dementia specialist nurse Stephen Nicholson is raising awareness that the same help and support is still out there.
This week marks Dementia Action Week. And as part of this, Stephen is reminding and informing people about some of the fantastic organisations we can call on in the area.
Dementia nurse Stephen Nicholson.This includes the Green Links gardening and crafting group from Groundwork, the Clevearc dementia charity, The Bridge in Hartlepool and the LiveWell Dementia Hub in Stockton.
The Trust also supports the John’s Campaign for the right of people with dementia to be supported by their family carers.
Other initiatives include the All About Me document in hospitals which provides professionals with information about a patient with dementia to help enhance and support their care.
Stephen said: “As for so many other people with health issues and for loved ones, the pandemic has had an impact.
“What I want to stress this Dementia Action Week is just how much support is out there.
“I am encouraging people that if they have a loved one with dementia and want more help and support, please contact these fantastic organisations.
“And if you have a loved one receiving care in our organisation, there is also so much we can do to support you.”

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