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Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Support Service

Website: alzheimers.org.uk (national) and dementiasomerset.org.uk (Local to Somerset) If you’re affected by dementia we’re here for you. Our specialist support services will help you: Get tailored information and advice from our expert, compassionate and experienced staff Keep your independence and improve your well-being Feel confident and supported knowing that someone is here for you when … Continued

Alzheimer’s Society – Dementia Helpline

If you have questions or concerns about dementia, call our National Dementia Helpline for expert information and support. Our helpline is here for you on 0300 222 11 22. Helpline opening hours:   Monday to Wednesday           9am – 8pm Thursday and Friday  9am – 5pm Saturday and Sunday 10am – 4pm

Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Talking Point – Online Community

Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Talking Point is a helpful online community where anyone who is affected by dementia can receive valuable support. Our community is free to use, open 24 hours a day and all you need is an internet connection. Ask questions, share experiences and get information and practical tips on living with dementia. On Dementia Talking … Continued

Alzheimer’s Society – Dementia Adviser Service

Our Dementia Support Workers offer information and practical guidance to help you understand the condition, cope with day-to-day challenges and prepare for the future. Face-to-face, over the phone or in writing they will help you to: Remain independent and stay active for as long as possible Get the information and advice you need to make … Continued

Stay Strong, Stay Steady Sessions

Stay Strong, Stay Steady sessions are special classes which help to reduce falls and improve balance, strength and confidence. These sessions can help you to: Rebuild your muscle strength Improve your balance Reduce your risk of falls Stay confident Maintain your independence Have fun and enjoy life! The sessions are led by qualified instructors, take … Continued

Headway Hospital Liaison Service

Headway   Headway Somerset’s Hospital Liaison Service is entering its fourth year with Wendy Copeman and her new colleague, Freya Suffield. Both hospital liaisons will continue to support individuals with an acquired brain injury and their relatives. Hospital ward visits are made to Musgrove Park, SNRC and Yeovil, in order to offer support and signposting … Continued

Marie Curie Helper

Support when you need it if you or someone you care about is living with a terminal illness   We can help if you’re aged 18 or over with a terminal illness, or if you’re looking after someone who is terminally ill. Our service is free of charge and is available in Somerset and Devon. We’ll find out more … Continued

“Stay Strong, Stay Steady” Classes in Somerset – Age UK Somerset

Generic Stay-Strong-Stay-Steady – finalSSSS Referral Form (1) SSSSexercise programmeoOct18 (1) See the above links. Improve your balance Rebuild your muscle strength Stay confident…… stay independent ….. Have some fun!   For more information, please contact Dianne Ramsay at Age UK Somerset

Timewise Jobs

Caring for someone with an illness or disability?   Are you a carer for someone who is disabled, elderly or ill, who needs your support? This area of Timewise Jobs is for you. Get ideas and guidance on how to find work to fit with your caring responsibilities, as well as access to flexible jobs and employers.   … Continued

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