Ilkeston Health Centre, South Street, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 5PZ.  Tel: 0115 932 2968

Dementia Support Package

We’re here to help you!

Dementia is a group of related symptoms associated with an ongoing decline of brain functioning. This can include problems with;

  • Memory loss
  • Thinking speed
  • Mental sharpness and quickness
  • Language
  • Understanding
  • Judgement
  • Mood
  • Movement
  • Difficulties carrying out daily activities

If these sounds like you and you have not been diagnosed with dementia already, talk to one of our GP’s.

There is support available for you if you, a family member, or a friend has dementia.

Age UK

Age UK’s website gives useful information on living well with dementia, planning for the future and caring for dementia.

Visit their website for more information on these topics.

Long Eaton Memory Café and Activity Group

This service is provided by the Alzheimer’s Society, it’s an opportunity to have a chat with people who have also been affected by Dementia in a relaxed and friendly environment. There are often talks from a variety of local services promoting safety and well-being.

When? The third Friday of every month, 2pm to 4pm.

Where? St Johns Church, Canal Street, Long Eaton, NG10 4GA, Nottingham.

For more information call 01332 208845 or email derbyshire@alzheimers.org.uk.

Talking Point

This is an online community provided by Alzheimer’s Society for anyone who is affected by dementia; you can access this support and share experiences 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

To access this online community, visit the Talking Point website.

Memory Café

Memory Cafés are held in the Erewash area for people with dementia to engage in activities, gain support from their peers and find out information on local services that can help them.

Groups are held at:

Location? When? Where?
Breaston Fourth Thursday of the month. 1.30pm-3.30pm. Methodist Church Hall, Blind Lane, Breaston, DE72 3DX.
Ilkeston Second Friday of the month. 2pm-4pm. Arena Church, 1 Rutland Street, Ilkeston, DE7 8DG.
Long Eaton Fourth Friday of the month. 2pm-4pm. St Mary’s Church, Wilsthorpe Road, Long Eaton, NG10 3JW

 

Singing for the Brain

Location? When? Where?
Long Eaton Second Wednesday of the month 10am-12noon Erewash Voluntary Action, Granville Avenue, Long Eaton, NG10 4HD
Ilkeston Fourth Wednesday of the month 11am-1pm Arena Church, 1 Rutland Street, Ilkeston, DE7 8DG

 

Alzheimer’s Society Carers Support Group

Alzheimer’s Society Carers Support Group is on the second Thursday of the month at Trinity Church Long Eaton from 2.00 – 4.00 pm.

This group is ONLY for people living with dementia and their carer, people wanting to attend must call the Alzheimer’s Society office first – Tel: 01332 208845

Dates in 2019 as follows: 11 July, 8 August and 12 September

Midway Day Hospital (Ilkeston)

Midway Day Hospital provides psychotherapeutic therapy and assessments for people over the age of 65 living with functional mental health issues.

They have a ‘Living Well Programme’ which is offered to all people with a recent diagnosis of dementia, in the early stages of the condition. The programme is educational, aiming to provide practical advice and support, for you and your carer.

They also hold ‘Dementia Question and Answer Evenings’ which are held bi-monthly at the Midway Day Hospital, they are intended for anyone diagnosed with dementia, their Carers and also anyone with an interest in the condition. A team of professionals attend the question and answer evenings and can answer any questions you might have and provide support to you.

Contact them on 0115 907 1440 for more information.