The Alzheimer’s Society Mission:
In Herefordshire, our employees and volunteers provide local support to people with dementia and their families and friends, and we reach out to even more people through our national online and telephone based services.
The Dementia Adviser service is available to people who have received a diagnosis of dementia, or are in the process of receiving a diagnosis.
Dementia advisers provide support to understand key information around a diagnosis of dementia and what this may mean for the individual and their family. Information can be requested which might be useful to carer, family members and friends.
When more intensive, group, or specialist support is needed, dementia advisers will refer or signpost to other available supports and services.
The Herefordshire Dementia Adviser Service is a partnership with the NHS 2gether Trust. A named 2gether Trust Community Dementia Nurse and a named Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Adviser work together in each of the three areas; North, South and East Herefordshire.
Each partnership is responsible for covering all GP surgeries within their area and holding a joint Clinic in each practice.
There is also a County wide Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Adviser to support younger adults with a diagnosis.
Support is offered in both clinics and/or the person’s home.
Every person who receives a diagnosis is allocated a named Dementia Adviser who is a main point of contact.
Day care and support services provide care and support for a person with dementia in a safe and comfortable environment, enabling informal carers the opportunity to have time to and for themselves The care and support will be specific to their assessed needs and requirements and will be decided in agreement with the individual and their carer/s.
This will include:
We can also provide support with personal care as part of the care plan,
If you have dementia or care for someone with dementia you will be welcome at one of our cafés. They provide the opportunity to take part in activities or simply have a cup of tea and a chat with others in a similar situation, as well as health and social care professionals.
Singing for the Brain uses the therapeutic benefits of music to help improve well-being and confidence. If you have dementia, or care for someone with dementia, the sessions will offer you the opportunity to socialise whilst engaging in a stimulating group activity.
An exciting and innovative new service for people living in Leominster and surrounding areas with mild and moderate dementia, designed to provide support to them and their families/carers and offer an enjoyable, flexible and adaptive programme.
Members are offered
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday:
At the Multi Agency building, Coningsby Road, Leominster (Opposite Leominster Leisure Centre) 10.00 am to 4 pm.
May I attend every day?
How much will it cost for me to attend?
Will transport be available?
You will need to make your own way to the Meeting Centre. You could make enquires with local taxi firms, or consider Leominster Community Wheels on 01568 615785.
What do I need to do to attend the Meeting Centre – who do I need to contact?
You can make contact, with Debbie Powney at the Alzheimer’s Society on 01432 371137 or be referred eg via your GP or Dementia Advisor.
If you have concerns about Alzheimer's disease or about any other form of dementia please call the Alzheimer's Society National Dementia Helpline on 0300 222 1122 They can provide information, support, guidance and signposting to other appropriate organisations.
The Helpline is usually open from:
The service may be closed occasionally during these times for operational reasons or because of staff shortage.
Alzheimer's Society, Herefordshire Office
Unit 6, 178 Widemarsh Street, Hereford, HR4 9HN
Telephone: 01432 371 137
If you would like further details about the 55+ and Retirement Roadshows or would like to take part in any of these exhibitions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Victoria.email@example.com
Testimonials from visitors of previous shows
Kidderminster 12-6-16 at The Town Hall.
Just a few lines to thank you for the wonderful hospitality shown to me on Saturday. I enjoyed myself immensely and I was good to chat with the exhibitors at the Roadshow. My sincere thanks and gratitude to everyone involved. Councillor Mary Rayner, Mayor of Kidderminster
The Guildhall, Worcester 25-3-2017
"I thoroughly enjoyed walking around and talking to so many people at the event. It was so informative and I saw so many people doing good for others who were less fortunate than themselves. This kind of activity is so important for any civilized society so a very big "thank you" to you for organizing it all." Mr A
Mr and Mrs M said, " wonderful show, packed with information".
Mrs J said," I am so glad that I went in, there was something for everyone. I will definitely be going again next year".
The Guildhall, Worcester 9-3-2019
Take a look at the video of our latest show. We were very busy from start to finish.
It was a great day and enjoyed by all. Click this link and take a look.
You could also view what went on when we last visited Kidderminster