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Supporting Well - Support following a diagnosis of dementia

Reports and Pathways

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.

Dementia Revealed - What Primary Care Needs to Know - An educational tool aimed at GPs and practice nurses who have no previous experience of diagnosis and treating Dementia.

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.

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 Local Authority – 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.

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. The centres play host to a variety of clubs, classes, events and meet-ups which are suitable for older people in Wakefield district, and can help you to stay active and socialise with other like-minded individuals.

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.