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.
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
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
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
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Please note details of all services and dates can be found in our newsletter and on our website
Tel: 01983 533173
Supporting Adult Carers of Adults Registered Charity 1157082
Dementia 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.
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: