Dementia Oxfordshire

Dementia Oxfordshire is a partnership between three local charities, Age UK Oxfordshire, Guideposts Trust and YoungDementia UK, who are bringing together their specialist expertise to develop and deliver a new Dementia Support Service for people of all ages across Oxfordshire. Their advisors and support groups will provide you with information, advice and ongoing support after a dementia diagnosis.

Dementia Training

Caring with confidence for people with dementia – training and information support for carers

These session have been developed for people involved in caring for someone with dementia. Participants will find out about the meaning of the term dementia, its causes and the possible effects the condition may have on people as it progresses. The session also looks at the importance of good communication and interaction between carers and the people they support, and provides pointers for improving communication skills in different situations with people at different stages of the condition. In addition, participants will explore the possible causes of specific behaviours in dementia, and suggested ways of coping in different situations.

Upcoming Sessions

Sadly, we are cancelling all dementia training courses to protect those most vulnerable.

We know that this training is still very much needed for those caring for family members with memory loss so we are working on putting our dementia training sessions online. Stay tuned for further information.

in the meantime you can still access advice and information on the Dementia Oxfordshire website.

What can you expect from Dementia Oxfordshire?

Dementia Advisers are the first, friendly point of contact with the service, they can visit you at home to talk to you and your family & carers about what support you need, provide you with information, advice and ongoing support after a diagnosis of memory loss or dementia. They also work closely with GP Surgeries and the health care professionals within Memory Clinics and the Cognitive Disorders Clinic.

Your Dementia Adviser will:

  • Establish ongoing contact with you after diagnosis and identify your needs and preferences
  • Provide specialist, personalised information and advice (about e.g. your condition, finance and welfare benefits, aids and adaptations, help at home, employment, social activities and opportunities, respite, lasting power of attorney and other legal matters)
  • Develop a support plan and link you to other sources of support and help
  • Review in 6 months if there has been no contact with the service in the intervening period
  • Run local support groups

Dementia Oxfordshire offers FREE information and support sessions around the county for families and unpaid carers.

  • The sessions offer an invaluable insight into a person’s unique experience of dementia and the changes it may bring
  • It is also a good way to connect with others sharing similar experiences

 

Contact Dementia Oxfordshire

If you are concerned about yourself or someone else, whether you have a diagnosis or not, please do contact us for more information and advice.

Click here to visit the Dementia Oxfordshire website.

You can ring Oxfordshire’s dedicated Helpline for information and advice on a wide range of issues.

Dedicated Helpline: 01865 410 210

9.00am – 6.00pm, Monday – Friday (except Bank Holidays).

The Helpline is staffed by our team of Dementia Advisers for you to access whenever you or your family need support or advice. 

If you prefer, advice and support is also available via email

http://www.dementiaoxfordshire.org.uk/about-us/meet-the-team/

If you’d like more information on a recent diagnosis or information for carers, a free Hints & Tips booklet is available on request – please contact us on 01993 893 560 to request your copy.

This service is funded by Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group and Oxfordshire County Council and is free to use.

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