Have you recently been diagnosed with dementia? Perhaps you are caring for someone with dementia? It can often be difficult to ask for support, and sometimes it feels that we burden our family and friends. Well, now there is someone else you can talk to. Dementia Oxfordshire offers advice and guidance on dementia to everyone, including people with dementia, their relatives and carers, and health care professionals.
The advice can be offered anonymously and the advisers have extensive knowledge of the services available in Oxfordshire.
Their service supports anyone with a dementia diagnosis in Oxfordshire. As people progress along their dementia journey sensitive and sometimes difficult decisions need to be made. They help clients, family members and carers prepare legal documents such as Powers of Attorney and plan for additional or respite care, or a transition to residential care. They listen, can suggest coping strategies, can point you to a carers support group and run ‘Family Information Sessions’.
Terri with her companion/personal assistant Gogo enjoying an afternoon tea.
Most people want to live as well as possible for as long as possible in their own homes, leading a life that is meaningful for them. They help people engage with groups and activities and maintain the social contacts which are key for well-being.
Anyone can call their Dementia Oxfordshire Support Line on 01865 410210 Monday-Friday 9 am – 6 pm and talk with a Dementia Advisor, a single point of contact for any dementia-related concerns in Oxfordshire.