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Dementia Adviser Service

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Receiving a diagnosis of dementia can leave a person feeling vulnerable and insecure and undoubtedly raises questions, concerns and issues about the impact on their life, now and in the future.


What we do?

We have a team of specially trained and experienced Dementia Advisers who are able to provide you with information, advice and the opportunity to access the right support to meet your needs.

Our aim is to enable you to understand and manage your illness more effectively so that you can live well and make informed choices for your future.



Our service will...

Provide you with a named contact throughout your journey with dementia.

Arrange to meet with you in a location of your choice (and one where you feel the most comfortable to talk) to discuss your needs and concerns.

Provide information and advice by post, telephone or email.

Support you to access specialist advice and information about medication and other therapies.

Signpost you to other support services and groups that are appropriate to your needs.

Help you become more socially active, introducing you to local activity groups, helping to improve your wellbeing and reducing isolation.


Who can access the service?

The service is primarily for people with dementia, as well as their supporters and carers. It is available to Blackpool residents who have a diagnosis of dementia or feels concerned about their memory and would like information and advice.


How do I make a referral to the service?

To make a referral please complete our referral form. Alternatively you can phone us on 01253 477959 and select option 4 and ask to make a referral to the Dementia Adviser Service.

(Please note we can only accept referrals for the person diagnosed with dementia.)

Last updated: June 2014
   




If you would like some advice or further information about the service please phone 01253 477959  and select option 4 to speak to a Dementia Adviser.

 




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