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Peer Support Group for Carers of Younger People Living With Dementia

If you are caring for someone who is under the age of 65 or under, living with dementia, why not call into one of our friendly new Peer Support Groups?

A volunteer peer support group will have Alzheimers Society representatives present to chat and answer any queries from people who care for younger people living with dementia.

Umbrella org:
Alzheimers Society
Contact name:
Alison Roberts
Job title:
Dementia Support Worker
Telephone:
07809 349671
How to apply:
Telephone / E-mail in first instance.
Sector:
Public

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Someone who looks after another, either as a job or often through family responsibilities
Help, support and guidance for people who are wanting to reach out for extra support within the community.
Connect with the people around you. With family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. At home, work, school or in your local community. Think of these as the corner of your life and invest time in developing them. Building these connections will support and enrich you every day.
The term 'dementia' describes a set of symptoms which include loss of memory, mood changes, and problems with communication and reasoning. These symptoms occur when the brain is damaged by certain diseases, including Alzheimer's disease and damage caused by a series of small strokes. Dementia is progressive, which means the symptoms will gradually get worse. How fast dementia progresses will depend on the individual person and what type of dementia they have. Each person is unique and will experience dementia in their own way. It is often the case that the person's family and friends are more concerned about the symptoms than the person may be themselves.
1.Freely offer to do something. 2.Offer (help) in such a way. 3.Say or suggest something without being asked. 4.Work for an organization without being paid. 5.Commit (someone) to a particular undertaking, typically without consulting them.