If you’re becoming increasingly forgetful, particularly if you’re over the age of 65, it may be a good idea to talk to your GP about the early signs of dementia.
As you get older, you may find that memory loss becomes a problem. It’s normal for your memory to be affected by stress, tiredness, or certain illnesses and medications.
Lifeboat Quay Medical Centre is committed to providing high quality care for people living with dementia.
A diagnosis of dementia can come as a shock. Even if you have been half expecting it, this can be a worrying and upsetting time. It can also be hard for those close to you. You will all need a great deal of reassurance and support. However, there is much that you can do in the early stages that can help to make life easier and more enjoyable, both now and in the future.
The Dorset Groups Programme charge a fee of £2 per person to attend all of the Memory Cafes and Singing for the Brain session
We have Memory Information Packs, available from the surgery. Reading Well Books on Prescription helps you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing by using self-help reading. The books are available for anyone to borrow from the local library.
Talking Point is an online community for anyone affected by dementia. The app is a space for you to ask questions, share experiences about any aspect of dementia and, most of all, feel supported. Click HERE to see information on the Talking Point App.
If you are caring for someone with dementia, please see our carers information page by clicking here.
We have found the following radio programme incredible useful; it provides an understanding about how Dementia can affect people and some solutions and ideas that people have employed to help them manage and to continue having a fulfilling life (it really is worth a listen):
The Doctor’s Dementia BBC Radio Programme
Staying active is incredibly important, especially if you have an illness like Dementia, the following videos show how you can remain active and healthy and reduce the impact of Dementia on your life.
There is lots of information, help and support available to you. The following are some websites that have useful information.