Dementia

dementia friendly logoDementia is a common condition that affects about 800,000 people in the UK. Your risk of developing dementia increases as you get older, and the condition usually occurs in people over the age of 65.

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.

Find help

Information about Dementia

Films about Dementia

Will you be a Dementia Friend?

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.

Find help

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.
Info and Advice Line: 01603 763556     Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.     National Helpline and Website: 0300 222 1122 www.alzheimers.org.uk

Dementia UK: 0845 257 9406    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Website: www.dementiauk.org

Norfolk Carers Agency Partnership Helpline:  0808 808 9876     www.carersagencypartnership.org.uk

Age UK Norwich:  Provides a wide range of support and advice, including the Marion Road Day Centre, open 9am-4pm Monday to Friday. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01603 667944

Age UK Norfolk: www.ageuk.org.uk/norfolk  Adviceline: 0300 500 1217

NHS Choices: www.nhs.uk/Conditions/dementia-guide

Norfolk County Council Library and Information Service:  Provides books offering support and advice for people with dementia and their carers. A collection of reminiscence kits and packs are also available to borrow. Libraries also offer a selection of dementia information leaflets in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society. 0344 800 8020 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Information about Dementia

pdf Alzheimer’s disease – a progressive journey (1.05 MB)

pdf Early diagnosis (1.04 MB)

Planning for a future with dementia

pdf Dementia - the right care (1.07 MB)

pdf What happens following a diagnosis (1.06 MB)

pdf Types of dementia (1.04 MB)

Films about Dementia

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