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Services for people with dementia and their carers: Bury
Published on the 3 February 2009 the first ever National Dementia Strategy is a landmark document that will transform the quality of dementia care. It sets out initiatives designed to make the lives of people with dementia, their carers and families better and more fulfilled.
Please follow the links on the right for the Joint Commissioning Strategy for Dementia Services for Bury and other links for further information on Dementia.
The NDS Joint Commissioning Framework, a new resource to support implementation of the National Dementia Strategy, provides best practice guidance for commissioning dementia services. The Framework includes: a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment template; a summary of NICE and SCIE evidence for dementia services; commissioning levers against each of the NDS Objectives.
The Dementia Café is open on the first Tuesday of every month at various venues and will become more regular with your support. Other support groups are also being established as part of a network of people who can help one another.The Dementia Café is designed to bring together people experiencing the symptoms of dementia, and their carers, so they can learn from each other and hear from professionals. In line with the National Dementia Strategy of the Department of Health, the café will also reinforce the message that an inclusive, caring society has a duty to promote the wellbeing of our fellow citizens - whatever their circumstance. For more information please click on the downloads on the right.
The National Dementia Strategy has been developed through an extensive consultative process and a rigorous evaluation. However it requires an improved evidence base about the effectiveness of two service models proposed - these are Peer Support and Dementia Advisors.
Bury Adult Care Services have been successful in obtaining Department of Health funding to pilot a Dementia Advisor Service. The service is provided by the Alzheimer's Society.
Dementia Advisors will enable easy access to care, support and advice following diagnosis. The service 'hub' will be based with the multi-disciplinary older people's mental health team at their new location in the centre of town in Parsons Lane.
Dementia Advisors are available to meet with people diagnosed with dementia and their carers at 'spoke' sites in the community, namely the Jewish Federation, the Polish Day Centre and the Jinnah Asian Day Care Centre.
To speak to one of Bury' s Alzheimer Society Dementia Advisors please contact:
Bury Dementia Advisor,
Bury Dementia Advisor,
If you want to make a referral to a dementia advisor you can do so by completing an online referral form, click on the Your care, Your choice website in the offsite links on the right. Alternatively complete the form in the downloads on the right and return it to the following address:
The Older People's Assessment Unit,
The Ribchester House,
18 Parsons Lane,
AT Dementia provides information on assistive technology that can help people with dementia live more independently. They do not sell any products but they provide information about equipment and can help you find suppliers. These range from devices that can help to support and enable leisure activities and include easy to use music players, talking photo frames, computer aids, and Post Office sets based on products from 30 years ago.
The links on the right are to the "find a product" page which is split into prompts and reminders, leisure, safety, and communication. The other link is to the assistive technology page.
NHS continuing healthcare
NHS continuing healthcare is the name given to a package of care which is arranged and funded solely by the NHS for individuals outside of hospital who have ongoing healthcare needs. You can receive continuing healthcare in any setting, including your own home or a care home. NHS continuing healthcare is free, unlike help from social services for which a financial charge may be made depending on your income and savings. Click on the downloads on the right for further information.
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