Alzheimer's charity reaches out

By Barrie Hudson - 8 July 2020

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Wiltshire charity Alzheimer's Support is inviting anybody worried about their memory or that of a loved one to get in touch.

  • Alzheimer's support welcomes inquiries

    Alzheimer's support welcomes inquiries

There is no need to wait for a formal diagnosis to access services and talk things through with someone who understands.

Alzheimer’s Support says referrals to its team of Dementia Advisers dropped by two-thirds during the coronavirus pandemic, with just 66 new cases referred during lockdown instead of the 200 expected. 

The reduction came as people avoided going to their GPs with non-urgent symptoms, and as memory services scaled back while the NHS focused on fighting Covid-19.

The Trowbridge office at 1 Park House, BA14 8AQ is open every weekday between 10am and 2pm. Staff can also give advice over the phone on 01225 776481 between 9am and 4pm on weekdays.

In some cases they can make home visits. Further information can be found at www.alzheimerswiltshire.org.uk

The charity also has an online Dementia Roadmap with advice and support for anyone going through the process of being diagnosed with dementia in Wiltshire. It includes a downloadable symptoms checker for people to use while waiting for a GP or memory clinic appointment. The Wiltshire Dementia Roadmap is at www.dementiaroadmap.org

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