DementiaRoadmap

Helping primary care to support people with dementia

Isle of Wight Dementia Roadmap


 


The Isle of Wight 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.

Isle of Wight Dementia Information

To Download Isle of Wight Dementia Pathway To view the  Isle of Wight   Dementia Strategy   2014-2019 We would like to hear your views about how you use the Dementia Roadmap to support people living with dementia.

Care in your area – The Dementia AtlasDementia atlas

A new dementia atlas, published by the government, reveals patchy NHS care for the condition across England.

While some regions on the map appear to meet national standards in terms of offering regular reviews and support, others fall short, says Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

The atlas maps five themes of care – prevention, diagnosis, support, living with dementia and end of life care – using benchmarks for each.

Please click on the link to view how the Isle of Wight is doing – Link  dementia atlas

Local Area News

The Alzheimer's Society

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Please find attached the third edition of the Dementia Alliance Newsletter

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The Alzheimer's Society

Enabling people with dementia and carers to meet in a relaxed Social setting

 

For further information on the group and training available, please click on the links below

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pictureAlzheimer’s Society Isle of Wight Information ServiceThe Alzheimer's Society

 

 Our team provides information and practical support to help people with dementia, and their carers and families, to gain a greater understanding around dementia. Our Information Provision Service is provided by our professionally trained, experienced team who can offer advice, information and support over the phone at a time to suit you.

We operate an open referral service so that anyone including professionals, carers, relatives, friends or the person themselves can refer to the service.

For further information please contact the main office:-

Tel: 023 9289 2035 Email: IsleofWightServices@alzheimers.org.uk

 Alzheimer’s Society – Stepping Inside Training Events

An introductory course from Alzheimer’s Society Stepping inside dementia. Experience the world through the eyes of someone with dementia

For further information please take a look by clicking the link: Stepping Inside Dementia Flyer

https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/site/scripts/documents.php?categoryID=200307

 

Alzheimer’s Society- Isle of Wight Dementia Support Service

Our Dementia Support Service provides information and practical support to help people with dementia, including their carers and families to gain greater understand around dementia.

Our Support  service is provided by our professionally trained, experienced Dementia Support Workers who can offer information and support to people in a variety of settings (email, post or telephone contact) to suit you.

We operate an open referral service so that anyone including professional, carer, relative, friend or the person themselves can refer to the service.

For further information please contact the main office on Tel: 023 9289 2035 or Email: IOWDementiaSupportS@alzheimers.org.uk who will put you in contact with our team of dementia support workers.

 

*** Carers IW **** 

sueDo you help look after someone who would struggle to manage without your help?

 

You may not think of yourself as a carer because you carry out tasks for a friend, relative or neighbour.

Please note details of all services and dates can be found in our newsletter and on our website

Tel: 01983 533173

Email: info@carersiw.org.uk

Website: www.carersiw.org.uk

Supporting Adult Carers of Adults Registered Charity 1157082

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Dementia Friendly Isle of WightDementia Friendly Isle of Wight

Our pilot town Ryde will be an exemplar town,we would hope to take lessons learned in this project and to encourage other towns and villages across the Island to continue to embrace the drive to make the Island a dementia friendly community. By creating a dementia friendly Island we will be having a huge effect not only on the people with dementia but also their carer’s.  Quality of life for everyone involved will be increased and fear and denial reduced within the communities.  We believe minimising stress on the carers will help reduce medical costs for them and also delay the costs relating to hospitalisation or nursing home care. This project is about a shift in cultural attitude, we ask people to: ‘Stop, think, Change’. Which in time will create a Dementia Friendly Community. Emma Lincoln, Project Manager.

St Mary’s Hospital Four Seasons Garden 

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The ‘Four Seasons Garden’ located in the North Hospital, St. Mary’s opposite the Shackleton Ward and The Cardiac Unit is now OPEN for any person with dementia who is receiving healthcare as either as an in or out – patient or just visiting a relative or friend at St. Mary’s visiting. You are welcome to visit accompanied by your relative, carer or friend. It is a quiet tranquil outdoor space where you can enjoy fresh air, the sun , the blue sky and clouds, flowering plants, have private conversations, listen to music, read a book, have a picnic or drink, look at the mosaics and sculpture by the Island artist of Seahorses Studio in Freshwater and GloryArtGlass in Sandown all uninterrupted – stress free and calm.

Do Visit. To arrange access phone 01983 552575 at St. Mary’s and they will open the pass-coded door for you. Stay as long as you like and make as many visits  as you like.

For further details about how the Garden came to be made follow the weblink below:

http://www.ahsw.org.uk/studies.aspx?x=1&id=1606

The Alzheimer's Society 

 

Topics

  1. Preventing wellThis section provides details of groups and resources related to the prevention of dementia, ensuring that the risk of people developing…
  2. Diagnosing wellDiagnosing dementia is often difficult, particularly in the early stages. The GP is usually the first person who is  consulted either…
  3. Supporting wellWhen someone is diagnosed with dementia, they should be supported to remain as independent as possible, and to continue to enjoy their…
  4. Living wellMany people are happier if they can remain independent and in their own homes as long as possible. It is important for clinicians to…
  1. Dying wellWhen someone is diagnosed with dementia, they should be encouraged to remain as independent as possible, and to continue to enjoy their…
  2. Caring wellGPs and the primary care team can provide carers with invaluable support, advice and information. For example, they can provide information…
  3. UnderpinningThis section contains details of groups and resources relevant to several topics that underpin the well pathway for dementia, such…

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