Dementia care

Dementia care

If you are worried that your memory – or that of someone you know – is getting noticeably worse, or if memory loss is beginning to have a knock-on effect on everyday life, it is worth sharing your worries and seeking advice. That’s because memory problems can sometimes be an early sign of a medical condition such as dementia.
You should first have a chat with your GP, who will address your concerns or arrange for further investigation. You may be referred to a local memory monitoring service where a formal diagnosis can be made.
Bear in mind that there are many reasons for memory loss apart from dementia. However, the earlier you seek help the better as there may be support or treatment available that can help you.
Kirklees Council can provide information about services and support available for people with dementia and their families. This can include support such as home care, social activities, short respite breaks, assistive technology and equipment that will help you feel safe and remain
independent at home, or residential and nursing care.
For more information please contact Kirklees Council’s Gateway to care on 01484 414933 or email: gatewaytocare@kirklees.gov.uk or visit: www.kirklees.gov.uk/dementia
Kirklees Alzheimer’s Society can also offer information and advice about services and support available in Kirklees as well as an opportunity to meet other families affected by dementia.
To contact them visit www.alzheimers.org.uk or contact the local branch on 01484 429865 or
01924 444074 or email: kirklees@alzheimers.org.uk.