Dementia is a disease which usually affects older people, and because of an ageing population, it is increasingly common. Often, it causes the brain functions to gradually disintegrate, especially the abilities to reason and remember. Alzheimer's is one common type of dementia, but there are others.
Unfortunately,there is no known cure at present, but the organisations listed here can give help and support to those living with the condition, their families and carers.
Bilingual support to anyone, of any age, who is caring for someone with dementia.
0808 808 2235
A UK wide organisation which can give help and support to those living with Alzheimer's, their families and carers. There are branches to be found throughout North and South Wales.
0300 222 11 22
This scheme is to help keep people who are living with dementia safe, particularly if, as their condition progresses they start to 'walk about'. The Herbert Protocol is designed to assist in locating individuals safe and well should they go missing, and provide reassurance to family and friends that the police have all the information they need to help locate the individual. The Herbert Protocol is a national initiative adopted by the various police forces around Wales and the UK. More information in the links below:
The Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project help to make sure that the voices of those living with the condition are heard withing policy decisions and local services. There are many groups in Wales, more details on the website.
An organisation that offers advice and support to carers in Wales, and campaigns on behalf of carers' rights across the country. Contact them about any aspect of caring for others, from where to get financial help to your local services.
0808 808 7777
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