Norfolk has a brilliant website with plenty of advice and information for patients and their families and professionals. It's called www.dementiafriendlynorfolk.com.
There are also some resources here which you may find helpful.
Tips on how to reduce the risk of developing dementia
- eat a healthy diet
- maintain a healthy weight
- exercise regularly
- don't drink too much alcohol
- stop smoking (if you smoke)
- make sure to keep your blood pressure at a healthy level.
Free online cognitive function test - www.foodforthebrain.org
This free online cognitive function test has been developed for people over 50. The 20 minute quiz assesses a middle aged person's chance of suffering from the brain condition and gives advice on how to stay healthy and help reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease.
Your GP Practice should be able to advise about services and support local to you. You can also try our database of great local organisations which provide support www.yournorwich.org
Alzheimer’s Society - in Norfolk: provides information, support and guidance for people with dementia and their carers in Norfolk.
Norfolk Carers Agency Partnership Helpline: 0808 808 9876 www.carersagencypartnership.org.uk
Age UK Norfolk: www.ageuk.org.uk/norfolk Adviceline: 0300 500 1217
NHS Choices: www.nhs.uk/Conditions/dementia-guide
Living with dementia - http://www.nhs.uk/Video/Pages/Livingwithdementia.aspx
‘Brain tour’: what is dementia? - http://www.nhs.uk/Video/Pages/brain-tour-what-is-dementia.aspx
Early onset dementia - http://www.nhs.uk/video/pages/Earlyonsetdementia.aspx