Dementia & Memory Loss
Dementia can be a daunting diagnosis. Living with dementia or caring for someone who has dementia, can have a huge impact on your daily life. You may need extra support to make changes to your living and work situation; there will be big decisions to make, looking to the future. With so much going on, it can be hard to find out about the options, weigh up your choices and make sure your wishes are heard.
An advocate is an independent, trained person, who is there to support you. Through our partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society, we can support people across Dorset (including Bournemouth and Poole), who have dementia, care for someone who has dementia or are going through the diagnosis process.
Your memories are precious, they make you who you are today. By creating a Memory Record, you will make sure these memories are kept safe and can be shared with loved ones and people you want to understand you better.
This can offer great reassurance following a diagnosis of dementia. Your record can help people understand who you are and what is important to you, when it may become less easy for you to communicate this. It is also a fantastic activity to share with friends, family and loved ones.
If you would like to find out more about either of these services – or are interested in becoming a volunteer, please do get in touch using our contact page.