In the UK, one person develops dementia every three minutes.
Yet too many people living with dementia face the condition alone and excluded from society.
Boston Dementia Action Alliance are determined to create a dementia-friendly community where people with dementia are included and supported to live the lives they want. Recently work has been undertaken to improve the support available for people with dementia and their carers. This has resulted in the following key developments, amongst others:-
Dementia Family Support Service
The Lincolnshire Dementia Family Support Service has been funded by Lincolnshire County Council to help you if you have a dementia diagnosis, your family or carer. The service is delivered by specialist family support workers. The service provides information on dementia, advice on how to manage your condition and help you stay independent for as long as possible. Family support workers can also help you to navigate available services to find the right support for you.
For more information about the service or to make a referral please contact the Alzheimer's Society Lincolnshire office on 01522 692681 or lincolnshireDFSS@alzheimers.org.uk.
Various support is available locally including care, advice, support groups, activity sessions, adaptive equipment, transport and residential care. A directory of services can be accessed at the foot of this page. Alternatively the Dementia Connect tool can be used to find local help and support.
Some of the local activity groups include:-
- Boston Dementia Café
- Memory Lane Creative Sessions and Day Care
- Memory Music
- Carers Connect Support Group
- Caring Companions Support Group
- Welcome club
(These can all be found in the Directory of Service)
Alzheimer's Society's Dementia Friends programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people's perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about the condition.
Whether you attend a face-to-face Information Session or watch the online video, Dementia Friends is about learning more about dementia and the small ways you can help. From telling friends about the Dementia Friends programme to visiting someone you know living with dementia, every action counts.
For more information, or to find your nearest session, please use the link to the right of this page.
Boston Dementia Action Alliance
Organisations and individuals from across the Borough have come together to recognise the diversity of organisations needed to effectively support people with dementia and their carers in Boston. These organisations have pledged to recognise and respond to local patient and carers' needs as best they can in order to work towards Boston becoming a Dementia Friendly Community. If you would like to find out more or to get involved, please use the link on the right hand side.
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