Here are some resources 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
How Dementia UK's Admiral Nurses can make a real difference: www.dementiauk.org/togetheragain
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
The STP Dementia Support Pathways Review has a number of objectives
• To conduct clinical and financial review(s) against the five elements of the NHS Dementia Well Pathway
• To identify and gain agreement on future models of care and delivery pathway(s)
• To ensure that the review and future care-pathway developments are co-produced with patients and their carers
• Integrate pathways of care between mental health, primary care and physical health care services for patients with dementia
• To ensure that the project pays particular attention to carer support within the future model and care pathway design and delivery.
To enable the review to achieve this a number of stakeholder events were carried out across the footprint and the results are available here: