DementiaRoadmap

Helping primary care to support people with dementia

Surrey Dementia Roadmap

The Surrey 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 their carers.

New NHS remote monitoring service supporting people with dementia and carers

People who have dementia and their carers can now sign up for a new award-winning NHS remote monitoring service that will offer them increased support during the coronavirus outbreak.

The new, free of charge TIHM (Technology Integrated Health Management) Monitoring Service remotely monitors the health and wellbeing of both the person with dementia and the carer. It is offered to residents across Surrey by local NHS provider, Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, smart home monitoring provider, Howz, Surrey County Council and Surrey Heartlands Health and Care Partnership.

The aim of the Service is to reassure people about their health during this difficult period, alert them to potential issues and, where necessary, ensure they receive prompt treatment and support.

People are provided with a package of free, easy to use remote monitoring devices, including a digital thermometer, oximeter, tablet and sensors. The devices enable a clinically-led Monitoring Team to remotely monitor people’s body temperature, pulse, oxygen saturation and general wellbeing. If the technology identifies an issue, an alert is flagged on a digital dashboard and the Monitoring Team follows up, providing the necessary support.

The Monitoring Team is supported by GPs and Adult Social Care Teams and is available daily, from 8am to 8pm. If necessary, the Team will arrange for coronavirus testing and liaise with 111 and hospital services.

The TIHM Monitoring Service is limited to 1,000 homes across Surrey. It is available to anyone with a diagnosis of dementia who is a resident in Surrey and who does not live in a care home. If the person with dementia also has a regular carer, the carer can apply to receive the Service too.

To sign up for the Service, simply go to: www.sabp.nhs.uk/tihm and complete an online self-referral form. You can also call the Monitoring Team on 0800 448 0786 or email them at rxx.tihm2@nhs.net to request the Service.

5 key messages for people living with dementia in Surrey during the Coronavirus outbreakDownload a leaflet containing 5 key messages for people living with dementia in Surrey during the Coronavirus outbreak:

  1. Stay safe and well
  2. Stay connected
  3. Keep a sense of purpose
  4. Stay active
  5. Stay positive

Download guidance on keeping safe at home and keeping safe in residential care during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Download an information toolkit about the Coronavirus pandemic and posters about the Coronavirus pandemic for people living with dementia that can be adapted for use in local settings.

How to use the Surrey Dementia Roadmap

Use the ‘Well pathway’ menu to find groups and resources organised into the Well Pathway for Dementia. This includes: Preventing well, Diagnosing well, Supported well, Living well, Dying well and Caring well.

Use the ‘Local services’ menu to find local groups and services for people living with dementia in Surrey. For example Activity and social groups, Carer support groups, Day services, Dementia support workers, Home care services, Memory cafes and Singing for the brain groups.

Use the ‘Search tools’ menu to Use a search form, Find services by postcode, View services on a map, View a list of services, View a list of resources and View a sitemap with links to every page on the Surrey Dementia Roadmap.

Tell us what you think

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

Tell us about your local group

If you run a local group or service for people living with dementia and would like to see information about your group appear on the Surrey Dementia Roadmap, please complete this simple form.

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Activity and social groups

Taking regular, daily, short periods of exercise such as a 15 minute walk can help reduce the risk of developing dementia later in life.

Find out more about the local activity and social groups in Surrey.

Day services

Day services

Day services increasingly provide specialist support for people with dementia by offering a stimulating and supportive environment with facilities which are able to support varying levels of need.

Find out more about the local Day services in Surrey.

Memory cafes

Memory cafes

Memory cafes provide a friendly and supportive environment where people can meet, talk, and learn more about dementia and what support is available.

Find out more about the local Memory cafes in Surrey.

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Carer support groups

Carer support groups offer support and information for people looking after someone with dementia. At some support groups an on-site service with activities is provided for people with dementia to enable the carer to attend.

Find out more about the local Carer support groups in Surrey.

Dementia support workers

Dementia support workers

Dementia support workers help people with dementia maintain their independence, improve their sense of well-being and take control of their own lives.

Find out more about the Dementia support workers in Surrey.

Singing for the brain

Singing for the brain groups

Singing for the brain is structured group session focused around music therapy and singing for people with dementia and their carers.

Find out more about the Singing for the brain groups in Surrey.

Well pathway for dementia

  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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