DementiaRoadmap

Helping primary care to support people with dementia

West Kent Dementia Roadmap

The West Kent 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.

Foreword

Our team at West Kent Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) hope you find the Dementia Roadmap useful. The site is designed for use by both healthcare professionals looking to support their patients and patients or families looking for information regarding a diagnosis of dementia and the journey post diagnosis.  It is our aim to ensure that people living with dementia, their families and carers can access the right services at the right time and have all the information they need to maintain their health and independence for as long as possible’.

Dr Katie Collier, West Kent CCG Clinical lead for Dementia.

Dementia Friendly Kent

Dementia Friendly Kent As well as the information provided on this site, there is the Dementia Friendly Kent website at http://dementiafriendlykent.org.uk. This has been developed by the Kent Dementia Action Alliance alongside people living and working 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.
  • Centre for Applied Dementia StudiesThe University of Bradford's Centre for Applied Dementia Studies is a multi-disciplinary, multi-professional centre committed to making a difference to policy and practice in Dementia care, through excellence in research, education and training.
  • Alzheimer’s Society West KentOur mission is to transform the landscape of dementia forever.
  • 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.
  • Age UK Maidstone COGS ClubAge UK Maidstone COGS Club modelled on Cognitive Stimulation Therapy
  • Age UK Maidstone Day CareAge UK Maidstone run 8 different day care centres at various locations across the borough of Maidstone.
  • Age UK Maidstone ServicesAge UK Maidstone run a number of services to help the over 55's and those with dementia.
  • Get Walking – Maidstone WalksHealth Walks in Maidstone and dementia friendly walk in Mote Park.
  • Age Concern Malling Bathing ServiceAge Concern Malling offer a bathing service.
  • Age Concern Malling Foot Care ServiceAge Concern Malling provide a toe-nail cutting service
  • Age Concern Malling Independent Living ServiceIndependent Living Service aims to support the elderly in their own homes
  • Age Concern Malling Dementia Day CareAge Concern Malling delivers 6 day a week dementia care.
  • Brain Train – Cognitive Stimulation TherapyBrain Train - Cognitive Stimulation Therapy
  • Heart of Kent Hospice Dementia ServicesSpecialist nurse-led service supporting people with dementia and their carers to live well from diagnosis through to end of life.
  • Sevenoaks Community Mental Health Service for Older PeopleSevenoaks Community Mental Health Service for Older People provide services to people with dementia over the age of 65 years.
  • 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.
  • Age Concern MallingAge Concern Malling provide a number of services including Dementia Day Care, Foot Care, Bathing, Wheelchair Hire and Independent Living Service.
  • Age UK Computer and Tablet ClassesFree beginner Computer classes for the over 55's and live in the Borough of Maidstone.
  • Age UK Maidstone Wheelchair HireAge UK Maidstone offer a Wheelchair Hire Service.
  • Age UK Gardening ServiceAge UK Maidstone offer a Property/Handyman Service and a Gardening Service.
  • Age UK Bathing ServiceAge UK Maidstone offer a bathing / washing / showering service provided by bathing assistants in the comfort of your own home.
  • Age UK Maidstone Footcare ServiceAge UK Maidstone offer a footcare service either at a clinic or in your home.
  • Dementia Alliance for Culture and EthnicityThe Dementia Alliance for Culture and Ethnicity (DACE) is an alliance of groups currently providing information and support to people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities in the UK.
  • House of MemoriesHouse of Memories is an award-winning training programme, run by the Museum of Liverpool, which targets the carers of people living with dementia. It provides participants with information about dementia and equips them with the practical skills and knowledge to facilitate a positive quality of life experience for people living with dementia.
  • Playlist for LifeBeing able to respond to music is the one thing dementia cannot destroy. Playlist for Life encourages families and caregivers to create a playlist of personally meaningful music on an iPod for people with dementia.
  • Engage & CreateEngage & Create is a not-for-profit organisation that uses creativity and conversation to improve the quality of life for people with dementia and those that care for them.
  • Age UK Sevenoaks & TonbridgeAge UK Sevenoaks & Tonbridge provide information and advice to aid independent living.
  • Maidstone Swimming Club for the disabledPlease click below for full details of the swimming session at Maidstone Leisure Centre Maidstone Swim   District:    Maidstone/Medway Towns Sport:       Swimming Disability group: All disabilities Age group: 18+  Day and time of sessions: Every Tuesday 12.00 till 1.00pm Location details: Maidstone Leisure Centre Cost: ...
  • Ladder to the MoonLadder to the Moon provides workforce and service development that enables health and care organisations to develop active, creative, vibrant care services. It uses approaches that incorporate creativity and the arts, and involve staff, older people living with dementia and other long-term conditions, and the wider community.
  • ThriveThrive is the leading charity in the UK using gardening to change the lives of disabled people. Thrive run structured programmes of activities for people with dementia which focus on positive reminiscence, re-connecting with others including friends and family and gentle appropriate exercise and cognitive stimulation
  • Health Education EnglandHealth Education England (HEE) works across England to deliver high quality education and training for a better health and healthcare workforce.
  • Healthwatch KentHealthwatch Kent is an independent patient organisation that is led by volunteers.
  • MemorybiliaThe Memorybilia group are all people living with dementia, who come together once a month to discuss the local and national issues connected to living with dementia.
  • 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 ExtraCare Charitable TrustThe ExtraCare Charitable Trust is a not for profit developer and operator of ExtraCare Villages and Housing schemes which has retirement villages and housing schemes across the Midlands and North. ExtraCare's award-winning Enriched Opportunities Programme® (EOP) supports residents with dementia and dementia-related conditions.
  • Arts 4 DementiaArts 4 Dementia helps develop activities at arts venues to re-energise and inspire people in the early stages of dementia and their carers.
  • West Kent Befriending ServiceWest Kent's Befriending Service aims to provide social support and companionship to adults living in the community through helping to reduce the symptoms of loneliness and isolation.
  • Crossroads Cognitive Stimulation Group (COGS)Crossroads Care Kent is a charity dedicated to providing a range of support for Carers to help them in their caring role.
  • Crossroads Carers Palliative Support ServiceCrossroads Care Kent is a charity dedicated to providing a range of support for Carers to help them in their caring role.
  • Crossroads Carers Health InitiativeCrossroads Care Kent is a charity dedicated to providing a range of support for Carers to help them in their caring role.
  • Crossroads Carers Short BreaksCrossroads Care Kent is a charity dedicated to providing a range of support for Carers to help them in their caring role.
  • Wood Street Day Care Centre, Tunbridge WellsThe dementia day care service at Wood Street Day Care Centre in Tunbridge Wells is provided by Age UK in Tunbridge Wells.
  • Tunbridge Wells Memory ServiceTunbridge Wells Memory Service offers memory assessments, diagnosis and treatment if clinically indicated.
  • Tonbridge and Malling Kent KarrierThe Kent Karrier takes people from their homes to Tonbridge town centre, various supermarkets and the Hospital.
  • Registered home care and supportThe registered home care and support service provides personalised one-to-one care and support to people with dementia in their own homes and in the community.
  • North West Kent KarrierThe North West Kent Karrier takes people from their homes to destinations of their choice, and back home again within the district.
  • Maidstone Memory ServiceThe Community Mental Health Team for Older People offers memory assessments, diagnosis and treatment if clicnically indicated.
  • Maidstone Kent KarrierThe Maidstone Kent Karrier takes people from their homes to useful destinations in the area, including Chequers Shopping Centre, Maidstone Shopmobility, local supermarkets, East and West train stations, and Maidstone Hospital.
  • Involve CarersThe project is contracted by Kent County Council to provide a Carers' Assessment and Support Service for anyone in the Maidstone and Malling area who is caring for a family member, partner or friend who needs support because of disability, illness, frailty, including of course dementia.
  • Independent Living Support Tunbridge Wells BoroughThis service aims to support people to remain independent at home.
  • Home Bathing ServiceThe domiciliary bathing service is designed to enable older people to continue to access their home bathing or shower facilities without the anxiety of being alone, fear of falling and being unable to summon help; or where the main carer is unable to manage without a little extra help.
  • Hale Place Day CentreHale Place Home Care Solutions run a day centre for people with dementia two days a week.
  • Good NeighboursGood Neighbours is a mentoring and enabling service, the aim of which is to alleviate social isolation and to improve health and well being.
  • Dial 2 DriveDial 2 Drive is a community transport service with volunteer drivers using their own cars to take people who are unable to access public transport due to older age, illness or disability to their medical and social appointments.
  • Dementia Support in Tunbridge WellsThe Dementia Support service in Tunbridge Wells is run by the Alzheimer's Society in West Kent.
  • Dementia Support in MaidstoneThe Dementia Support service in Maidstone is run by the Alzheimer's Society in West Kent.
  • Crossroads Dementia Crisis serviceThe dementia crisis service is a crisis response service deivered in the community to support people with dementia and their carers.
  • Day Service Tunbridge WellsThe Alzheimer's Society in West Kent runs a friendly and relaxed community-based day service in Tunbridge Wells to support to people with dementia to enjoy life to the full in a safe and comfortable environment.
  • Day care – Tunbridge WellsThe day care and support service provides care and support in a safe and comfortable group setting. Stimulating activities are based on people’s individual needs and interests.
  • Caring with confidenceCaring with confidence is a free nationally recognised training programme for Carers provided by Involve Carers.
  • Carers Zumba GroupInvolve Carers run a weekly Zumba group at a local nightclub that allows carers to socialise and have 'time out' from their caring role.
  • Carers Support and Information Programme 2The Carer Information and Support Programme 2 is for carers, family members and friends of people who have been living with dementia for some time.
  • Carers Group PemburyThe Alzheimer's Society in West Kent runs a friendly and relaxed community based Carers group for carers of people with dementia.
  • Carer Information and Support Programme 1The Carer Information and Support Programme 1 is a series of sessions for carers, family and friends of people recently diagnosed with dementia.
  • Admiral Nursing ServiceThe Admiral Nurses support families who have complex cases or who are in crisis to help them formulate their plan.
  • Carers FIRSTCarers FIRST provide information, advice and guidance as well as practical and emotional support to carers of people with dementia.
  • 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.
  • All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia (APPG)The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia (APPG) is a cross party group made up of MPs and Peers with an interest in dementia.
  • Involve Kent Voluntary TransportVoluntary Action Maidstone provides transport for people over 60 in Maidstone and Malling who have difficulty getting to appointments, such as the doctors, dentists, hairdressers etc.
  • Maidstone Community Support Centre Lunch ClubThis lunch club run by Voluntary Action Maidstone is held every third Friday of the month at the Maidstone Community Support Centre.
  • Maidstone Information and Advice ServiceAge UK Maidstone run an information and advice service to support older people, their relatives and carers.
  • Maidstone Independent Living Support ServiceAge UK Maidstone run an independent living support service which assists older people in Maidstone to remain independent in their own homes.
  • Dementia Support Maidstone and RuralThe Alzheimers Society in West Kent provide Dementia support workers, who offer information and practical guidance to help people understand dementia, cope with day-to-day challenges and prepare for the future.
  • Older People’s ServiceOlder People's service run by Involve Kent provides an important service for people over the age of 65 in the borough of Maidstone.
  • Age UK Goodman CentreAge UK Maidstone run a day service at the Goodman Centre providing 6 hours of care for people with dementia.
  • Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project (DEEP)The Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project (DEEP) brings together groups of people with dementia from across the UK. DEEP supports these groups to try to change services and policies that affect the lives of people with dementia.
  • Innovations in DementiaInnovations in Dementia is a community interest company that works nationally with people with dementia, partner organisations and professionals to develop and test projects that will enhance the lives of people with dementia.
  • The Reader OrganisationThe Reader Organisation is a charitable social enterprise working to connect people with literature through shared reading. The older people and dementia work programme uses shared reading to improve quality of life and care for people living with dementia and their carers.
  • Dementia PathfindersDementia Pathfinders CIC is a social enterprise delivering therapeutic care and support for people with dementia and their families, and programmes of education and learning for people working in the dementia care field.
  • Cognitive neurology and dementia centreThe Cognitive neurology and dementia centre at St George's Hospital is a regional specialist centre for cognitive neuroscience and dementia, that works closely with other hospitals from across South West London, Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire, and with GPs, community nursing teams, mental health services and social services.
  • Carersmart: Making life a little easier for carers Offers, benefits and discounts available exclusively for carers and people with care needs
  • Day Care and Support Service MaidstoneDay Care and Support Maidstone for people with dementia.
  • Peer Support Group West MallingThe Alzheimer's Society in West Kent runs a friendly and relaxed community based Peer Support Group in West Malling for those people in the early stages of dementia
  • Peer Support Group Tunbridge WellsThe Alzheimer's Society in West Kent runs a friendly and relaxed community based Peer Support Group in Tunbridge Wells for those people in the early stages of dementia
  • Peer Support Group OtfordThe Alzheimer's Society in West Kent runs a friendly and relaxed community based Peer Support Group in Otford for those people in the early stages of dementia
  • Peer Support Group MaidstoneThe Alzheimer's Society in West Kent runs a friendly and relaxed community based Peer Support Group in Maidstone for those people in the early stages of dementia
  • Dementia Café TonbridgeThe Alzheimer's Society in West Kent runs a friendly and relaxed community based Dementia Café in Tonbridge for people with dementia and their carers.
  • Dementia Café MaidstoneThe Alzheimer's Society in West Kent runs a friendly and relaxed community based Dementia Café in Maidstone for people with dementia and their carers.
  • Day Service MaidstoneThe Alzheimer's Society in West Kent runs a friendly and relaxed community-based day service in Maidstone providing support to people with dementia to enjoy life to the full in a safe and comfortable environment.
  • Activity Group MaidstoneThe Alzheimer's Society in West Kent runs a friendly and relaxed community based Activity Group for people with dementia, providing cognitive stimulation and peer support
  • Dementia Café Tunbridge WellsThe Alzheimer's Society in West Kent runs a friendly and relaxed community based Dementia Café in Tunbridge Wells for people with dementia and their carers.
  • Dementia Café SevenoaksThe Alzheimer's Society in West Kent runs a friendly and relaxed community based Dementia Café in Sevenoaks for people with dementia and their carers.
  • Home Support Service West KentThe Alzheimer's Society in West Kent run a Registered Home Care and Support visiting service supporting people with dementia.
  • Day Services TonbridgeThe Alzheimer's Society in West Kent runs a friendly and relaxed community-based day service in Tonbridge support to people with dementia to enjoy life to the full in a safe and comfortable environment.
  • The Imperial Memory UnitThe Imperial Memory Unit within Charing Cross Hospital offers patients access to the latest treatments for memory disorders through participation in clinical trials and research.
  • Sporting Memories NetworkThe Sporting Memories Network, also known as Replay, is a national charity which promotes the use of sporting memories to improve the wellbeing of older people and to tackle dementia, depression and social isolation.
  • Dementia Action AllianceThe Dementia Action Alliance brings together organisations across England committed to transforming the lives of people with dementia and their carers.
  • Faculty for the Psychology of Older PeopleThe Faculty for the Psychology of Older People (FPoP), formely known as PSIGE, is part of the British Psychological Society's Division of Clinical Psychology. It works to encourage the exchange of information, ideas and expertise about psychological approaches with older people.
  • British Institute of Learning DisabilitiesBritish Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD) wants people with learning disabilities to be valued equally, participate fully in their communities and be treated with dignity and respect.
  • British Heart FoundationThe British Heart Foundation funds research to prevent, treat and cure heart and circulatory diseases like heart failure, stroke and vascular dementia
  • 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.
  • Self Management UKSelf Management UK provide support and advice for people living with a long term health condition, such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease, COPD, arthritis and chronic pain.
  • Dementia Research CentreThe Dementia Research Centre, based at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, is one of the UK's leading centres for clinical research into dementia.
  • Dementia Services Development CentreThe Dementia Services Development Centre is an international centre of knowledge and expertise dedicated to improving the lives of people with dementia.
  • Disabled Living FoundationThe Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) is a national charity providing impartial advice, information and training on independent living.
  • National Council for Palliative Care (now merged with Hospice UK)The National Council for Palliative Care (NCPC) is the umbrella charity for all those involved in palliative, end of life and hospice care in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
  • Gold Standards Framework CentreThe National Gold Standards Framework (GSF) Centre in End of Life Care is the national training and coordinating centre for all GSF programmes, enabling generalist frontline staff to provide a gold standard of care for people nearing the end of life.
  • Employers for CarersEmployers for Carers provides practical, ‘hands-on’, help to employers to support carers in their workforce.
  • Short Breaks NetworkThe Short Breaks Network is the national co-ordinating body for the short break sector in the UK, providing short breaks for disabled children, young people and their families.
  • 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.
  • Foundation for People with Learning DisabilitiesThe Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities influences government and local authority policies and services so that they better meet the needs of people with learning disabilities, their families and carers.
  • The National Valuing Families ForumThe National Valuing Families Forum brings together a network of regional family carer organisations to consult and feed into government policy and legislation affecting those with learning disabilities and their families.
  • Marie CurieMarie Curie: Care and support through terminal illness
  • Macmillan Cancer SupportMacmillan Cancer Support is a national charitable organisation that provides practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.
  • Foundation for Assistive TechnologyThe Foundation for Assistive Technology aims to develop a thriving market in equipment that promotes independent living and meets the real needs of disabled and older people.
  • Assist UKAssist UK leads a UK wide network of locally-situated Disabled Living Centres. Most centres include a permanent exhibition of products and equipment that provide people with opportunities to see and try products and equipment to support them to live independently.
  • Carers DirectCarers Direct offer a helpline for carers that need help with their caring role and want to talk to someone about what options are available to them.
  • Carers UKCarers UK is a national membership charity for carers, that is both a support network and a movement for change.
  • Carers TrustCarers Trust works to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems.
  • The Disabled Parents NetworkThe Disabled Parents Network is a National network of Disabled Parents, helping each other and bringing about change for disabled people who are parents or who hope to become parents, their families, friends and supporters.
  • Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA)The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) maintain registers of drivers and vehicles in Great Britain. It is important that practitioners encourage their patients with dementia to inform the DVLA of their diagnosis.
  • The Dementia Training CentreThe Dementia Training Centre offers a range of courses from face to face training programmes, tailored to the meet the needs of your organisation, free e-learning packages designed by experts, to a Master’s degree offering specialist dementia training.
  • Parkinson’s UKSome people develop dementia after living with Parkinson's for some time. Two main types of dementia affect people with Parkinson's - they're called Parkinson's dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies.
  • Lewy Body SocietyThe Lewy Body Society is a charity which aims to raise awareness of Dementia with Lewy bodies for the general public and educate those in the medical profession and decision making positions about all aspects of the disease and to support research into the disease.
  • Alzheimer’s Research UKAlzheimer's Research UK is a leading research charity for dementia, dedicated to funding scientific studies to find ways to treat, cure or prevent all dementias.
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