The Beacon Health Group is committed to meeting the health and wellbeing needs of people living with dementia, their loved ones and their carers.
We currently provide a memory screening and diagnostic clinic and carer support and are working closely with the Alzheimer’s Society in aspiring to make our surgeries Dementia Friendly GP Practices.
The Alzheimer’s Society provides a range of local support and services such as:
A Family Navigators Service - Family Navigators offer information and practical guidance to help you understand dementia, cope with day-to-day challenges and prepare for the future. They offer information to people who are worried about their memory and ongoing support to people affected by dementia; face to face, over the phone or in writing.
Information Hubs - Information Hub will provide information about dementia, local services and practical tips about living well with dementia.
Peer Support - Peer support group gives carers the opportunity to meet with others who understand some of what you are going through. Run by a facilitator, the sessions offer a chance for people affected by dementia to ask questions, get information and share experiences in a safe and supportive environment
Singing for the Brain - Singing for the Brain brings people together in a friendly, fun and social environment. Based around the principles of music therapy, the stimulating sessions include vocal warm-ups and singing a wide variety of familiar and new songs.
Activity Groups – The Alzheimer’s Society skill or interest-based activity group can give you the opportunity to take part in a fun, structured activity. Activities can include arts and crafts groups, drama workshops, cognitive stimulation therapy (CST) groups, maintaining skills groups, bowling groups, skittles groups, walking groups, yoga or tai chi classes, etc. The groups are run by an expert facilitator with relevant skills and are open to anyone affected by dementia.
Online community - Talking Point, Dementia Talking Point is a helpful online community where anyone who is affected by dementia can receive valuable support. It's free, open day or night, and can be accessed online.
Telephone Support - From the Dementia Connect and Family Navigator Services on 0333 150 3456. You’ll be offered regular calls so they can keep in touch, to find out how you are and offer support and advice when things change.
Support line opening hours Monday – Wednesday 9.00am – 8.00pm Thursday – Friday: 9.00am – 5.00pm Saturday – Sunday: 10.00am – 4.00pm
For more information on any of the above or to talk to an Alzheimer’s Society Family Navigator please call 01245 260911, email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to:
Essex & Hertfordshire Alzheimer's Society
Suite E Ground Floor
Widford Business Centre
33 Robjohns Road
Essex CM1 3AG