Alzheimer’s Society Cornwall

Alzheimer’s Society in Cornwall

This leading charity works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia.

If you have concerns about any form of dementia, please contact your local Alzheimer’s Society for information access to local support services.

Telephone Befriending

Telephone Befriending aims to improve the quality of life and reduce feelings of isolation for people living with dementia and their families, friends and carers. It is carried out by trained and dedicated volunteers, who will call at a prearranged time. This service offers support for both people living with dementia and their families and carers.

Side by Side

Side by Side helps people with dementia in Cornwall to keep doing the things they love with the support of a volunteer. By doing things like going for a walk, attending a football match, or joining a local class together, volunteers can support people with dementia to take up hobbies.

The focus of the service is to build upon the existing skills and strengths of people with dementia; supporting them to get out and about and encouraging them to be part of their community.

Dementia Support Service – South East Cornwall

South East Cornwall currently benefits from two dementia support workers. This service is designed to help people living with dementia, and their carers, deal with any challenges they may face and help them prepare for the future through individualised one-on-one support.

This service provides people with the tools that enable them to maintain their independence and sense of wellbeing. It will also refer people to local support services within the community.

Singing for the Brain® Truro

Singing for the Brain® uses music to bring people together in a friendly and stimulating social environment. Singing is not only an enjoyable activity, but can provide people with dementia, along with their carers, with an opportunity to express themselves and socialise with others in a fun and supportive group.

Participation is entirely down to how comfortable attendees feel and no singing or music experience is necessary

Every Tuesday, 2.00pm to 4.00pm, All Saints Church Hall, Highertown, Truro TR1 3LD

Information provision

Alzheimer’s Society runs an information provision service from its Truro office. This can provide information and support to anyone with concerns about any forms of dementia or memory loss.

This includes people with dementia, their carers, relatives, friends and professionals.

This service can offer free publications, Alzheimer’s Society factsheets and make referrals to local services. The information worker will also attend local events to provide communities with vital information about living well with dementia.

For all the above, call 01872 277963

Alzheimer’s Society’s National Dementia Helpline on is available on 0300 222 1122 can provide information, support, guidance and signposting to other appropriate organisations.

The Helpline is open from 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday and 10.00am to 4.00pm Saturday and Sunday.