Dementia

 

Dementia is a term used to describe a range of progressive neurological disorders.

 

On this page, you will find information on:

 

Commissioning dementia services

NHS Surrey Heartlands CCG commissions dementia services, from Surrey and Borders Partnership Foundation Trust, to diagnose and treat people with dementia across Surrey and North East Hampshire.

With Surrey County Council, we jointly commission a Dementia Navigators Service from the Alzheimer’s Society for residents living in Surrey and North East Hampshire and Farnham. We also support carers through Social Prescribing initiatives and Carers Breaks.

 

Dementia Care Pathway

To read more about our vision for the Dementia Care Pathway, please take a look at our Surrey Heartlands Partnership strategy.

 

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.

 

Dementia diagnosis rate

Compare the Surrey heartlands recorded dementia diagnoses to the national target via the NHS Digital website.

 

Information about dementia

The Alzheimer’s Society and Dementia UK have lots of information to help families face dementia including diagnosing, how it can effect someone and treatments to reduce symptoms.

 

Where to find local support if you are affected by dementia

The Alzheimer’s Society provides one to one personalised dementia support through its Dementia Navigators. They offer information and practical guidance to help you understand the condition, cope with day-to-day challenges and prepare for the future. You can access support face-to-face, over the phone or in writing to help you to:

  • remain independent and stay active for as long as possible
  • get the information and advice you need to make informed decisions about your wellbeing
  • find other local services which can help to improve your life.

 

You can get in touch by:

  • Phone: 01932 855 582
  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

Other local support available includes the following:


Crisis

If you need to help in a crisis, please contact the Surrey and Borders Partnership Mental Health Crisis Helpline.

 

 


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