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Supporting Well - Support following a diagnosis of dementia

Useful Resources

SCIE – Dementia Awareness E-learning Course - An E-Learning course designed to raise awareness and improve the skills of care staff who work with people living with Dementia.

Life Story Network – Learning Resource for Dementia, Depression and Delirium Awareness - A useful resource that offers practical guidance on person centred care for those living with Dementia, Depression and Delirium.

Carer's Assessment - Information and guidance on how to access, and what to expect from a Carer's Assessment.

MESSAGE Communication in Dementia: Strategies for Care Staff - YouTube video exploring MESSAGE, a set of real-life strategies designed to help facilitate communication with people living with Dementia.

MESSAGE Communication in Dementia: Strategies for Home Carers - YouTube video exploring MESSAGE, a set of real-life strategies designed to help facilitate communication with people living with Dementia. Specifically designed for Home Carers.

National Dementia Action Alliance

Services and Support

Alzheimer’s Society - Find support near you - Find local support services for people with Dementia and their carers.

Live Well Wakefield - A social prescribing service in Wakefield. The service is for all adults (18+), who are Wakefield district residents in need of information, advice and support in coping with everyday life.

Wakefield Council – Adult Social Care - Information on Social Care Direct and how to refer into Adual Social Care, including referrals for care needs assessment or carer's assessment under the care act 2014.

Wakefield District Housing

Carers Wakefield - Confidential information and support services for Carers in Wakefield.

Wakefield Local Authority – Community Anchors - Community anchors are services found in your local area which may help you manage your health and wellbeing. 

Talking Point Talking Therapies – IAPT - Get quick and easy access to a range of psychological therapies – so you can get the help you need, when you need it. If you are feeling down, worried, depressed or anxious, they can help, whether that be face-to-face, over the phone or with online support through My Turning Point, a digital therapy tool.

National Dementia Action Alliance - The National Dementia Action Alliance is the independent Network for health and social care organisations in England to connect, share best practice and take action on dementia.