Helping primary care to support people with dementia

Bedfordshire Dementia Roadmap

The Bedfordshire Dementia Roadmap provides high quality information about the dementia journey alongside local information about services, support groups and care pathways to assist primary care to support people with dementia and cognitive impairment, their families and carers.

The main audience is staff working in primary care, including GPs, nurses, dementia navigators and practice managers. The roadmap will also be of benefit to other professionals, people worried about memory problems, people living with dementia and their carers and families.

We would like to hear your views about how you use the Dementia Roadmap to support people living with dementia.

Latest groups

  • Join Dementia ResearchJoin Dementia Research forms part of the Governments Dementia strategy and is a service that delivers opportunities for people to see what studies are taking place both in their local area and nationally and connecting researchers with them.
  • More Life – Weight Management in BedfordshireWeight management support in Bedfordshire
  • BIG Health at the DRCA gym for people with disabilities and health conditions.
  • Physical Health and Emotional Wellbeing (PHEW)Peer support group for those working towards improving their health.
  • Physical Activities by Central Bedfordshire CouncilPhysical activities organised by Central Bedfordshire Council.
  • Physical Activities – Bedford Borough CouncilBedford Borough Council runs a number of physical activity groups. Sports and physical activity Activities for Adults including for over 70s Mindful Sports  
  • Getting Active in the Community (TeamBedsLuton)Physical activities throughout Bedfordshire: Parkrun, Walk4Health and Walking & Cycle routes
  • Debt Advice in BedfordshireIf you are struggling with debt, there are a number of local organisations that can help.
  • Carers Discount Card in BedfordshireWe know that when you're looking after someone, money is often tight. The Carers discount card was launched to help you save money and do more.
  • Forget Me Not (Flitwick)
  • Alzheimer’s Society BedfordshireThe Alzheimer’s Society run groups for people living with dementia throughout Central Bedfordshire. Ring 0123 327 380 or email for up-to-date information.
  • Dementia Groups run by Carers in BedfordshireCarers in Bedfordshire run a number of groups for people living with dementia and their carers. Carers Rest in Bedford Meets on a Tuesday, weekly, 10.15am to 1pm Priory Methodist Church, Newnham Ave, Bedford Memory Gateways in Bedford, Biggleswade & Houghton Regis Carers Wellbeing Group ...
  • Friday Friends in Leighton BuzzardA friendship and support group for people living with dementia and their carers. Lots of tea and cake and stories to share. Weekly 2pm to 4pm St George’s Court Leighton Buzzard  
  • Tibbs Dementia FoundationA local community-based charity dedicated to supporting people with dementia and their families.
  • Music for Memory (Potton)Music can stimulate memories, lift mood and help relaxation. Experience the benefits music can bring for people living with dementia and their carers. Run by Tibbs Dementia Foundation. Weekly on Wednesday 2.30pm to 4pm £4 per person Potton Community Centre Brook End Sandy  
  • Biggleswade Music GroupMusic can stimulate memories, lift mood and help relaxation. Experience the benefits music can bring for people living with dementia and their carers.
  • Bus Pass in BedfordshireIf you are no longer able to drive a car and have not reached retirement age for a bus pass, then you can apply for a Disability Bus Pass. This gives you free bus travel throughout England. For more information Bedford Borough Council Central Bedfordshire ...
  • Carers Hospital LoungesWhen the person you care for is admitted into hospital, it can cause a lot of worry and increase the time you need to support them. The Carers Lounges are run by trained support workers and volunteers from Carers in Bedfordshire. They offer practical and ...
  • Benefits Advice in BedfordshireCaring for someone can be costly.  So it is important to understand what benefits are available to maximise your income.
  • Carers Respite Service (Age UK Bedfordshire)This service aims to give carers some respite from caring, allowing them to do other things, knowing that their loved on is in safe hands. The respite/sitting service can be for an hour or more on each occasion. To learn more.
  • Carers in BedfordshireCarers in Bedfordshire provide support services for unpaid carers of all ages to help reduce the emotional and physical stresses of their caring role.
  • Admiral Nurse Dementia HelplineThe Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline is for anyone with a question or concern about dementia. From looking out for the first symptoms of Alzheimer’s, to understanding the challenges of living with someone with vascular dementia, Admiral Nurses have the knowledge and experience to understand the situation and suggest answers that might be hard to find elsewhere.
  • Dementia UKDementia UK provides specialist dementia support for families through our Admiral Nurse service. When things get challenging or difficult for people with dementia and their families, Admiral Nurses work alongside them. They give the compassionate one-to-one support, guidance and practical solutions people need, and that can be hard to find elsewhere.
  • Dementia AdventureDementia Adventure is a registered charity dedicated to supporting people with dementia to get outdoors, connect with nature, themselves and their community, and retain a sense of adventure in their lives.
  • RevitaliseRevitalise is a national charity providing short breaks and holidays (respite care) for disabled people and carers. We also offer inspirational opportunities for volunteers through one of the largest, most diverse volunteer programmes in the UK.
  • The Reading AgencyThe Reading Agency is a charity working to inspire more people to read more, encourage them to share their enjoyment of reading and celebrate the difference that reading makes to all our lives.
  • A Memory Navigation Service in BedfordshireThe Memory Navigation Service is a telephone-based service for people worried about their memory,  living with dementia, and their carers living in Bedfordshire (excluding Luton). Calls are taken by specially trained volunteers and support workers. We can offer you Up-to-date information about groups and training ...
  • British Heart FoundationThe British Heart Foundation is a UK charity leading the fight against coronary heart disease funding pioneering research to transform the lives of people living with heart and circulatory conditions.
  • Diabetes UKDiabetes UK is a leading charity that cares for, connects with and campaigns on behalf of every person affected by or at risk of diabetes.
  • NHS Carers GrantsThis provides more information about the NHS Carers Grant administered by Carers in Bedfordshire.
  • Carers CaféCarers Cafés offer a sociable environment where carers can relax in a friendly atmosphere and meet others in a similar situation.
  • Bladder and Bowel CommunityThe Bladder and Bowel Community is the UK wide charity for people with bladder and bowel control problems. It provides information and support services, including a confidential helpline, for anyone affected by these conditions as well as their families, carers and healthcare professionals.
  • Carers Together in SharnbrookThis group is for carers and those recently bereaved. The group meets between 2pm-3.30pm on the second Monday in each month at the Sharnbrook Methodist Church.
  • The Dementia GatewayThe Dementia Gateway provides relevant, timely information and support to people with a recent diagnosis of dementia and their family carers.
  • Former CarersCarers in Bedfordshire continues to offer support to carers after their caring role has come to an end.
  • Carers UKCarers UK is a national membership charity for carers, that is both a support network and a movement for change.
  • Parkinson’s UKParkinsonism is a feature associated with some dementias, particularly Parkinson's dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies. Parkinson's UK offers support for patients and carers, including excellent advice on coping with daily activities.
  • Alzheimer’s SocietyAlzheimer's Society is a membership organisation, which works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
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