Dementia

Dementia affects over 850 000 people in the UK. It mainly affects people over 65 years of age, but it is also diagnosed in smaller numbers in people under 65 years of age.

Gloucestershire has worked with a range of partners in the following 3 key areas.

Increasing public and professional awareness and understanding of dementia

Information about local education and training courses are freely available to members of the public and professionals here.

Early diagnosis and support

Your GP is able to discuss concerns over memory loss. You can also contact Managing Memory Together  for information and advice. The Memory Assessment Service, community dementia team and information and education service for people with dementia are available through Managing Memory Together.

  • Tel:  0800 694 8800
  • Email: managingmemory@ghc.nhs.uk

Carers support is also available from Gloucestershire Carers Hub

Living well with dementia

The Alzheimer’s Society www.alzheimers.org.uk  Tel: 01452 525222

Guideposts Trust www.guidepoststrust.org.uk/gloucestershire/

Gloucestershire Carers Hub www.gloucestershirecarershub.co.uk/  Tel: 0300 111 9000

Barnwood Trust (You’re Welcome) www.yourewelcome.to

The Gloucestershire Living Well Handbook (find out how to request hard copies here)

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