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The Dementia Support Service provided by the Alzheimer’s Society, offers free information, support and guidance for people with memory issues and/or a diagnosis of dementia, and their carers. You may want to contact them for:
one to one support, face to face or over the telephone
information for you and your family about local services and support groups such as memory cafes
You can buy equipment and memory aids which act as reminders and alarms to help you stay safe in your own home.
Other places to get information and advice
The Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland website includes practical help as well as support with the emotional, physical and social effects of living with dementia.
The Herbert Protocol (for people at risk of going missing)
If somebody living with dementia goes missing, it’s a very stressful situation for everyone concerned.
The Herbert Protocol is a national scheme and is available through Leicestershire Police. The scheme allows carers to record useful information which could be used in the event of a vulnerable person going missing.
You can find out more information about the scheme and download the form from the Leicestershire Police website or pick one up from your local police station.
Fill out the form with information about the person with dementia and keep it in a safe place.
If the person goes missing, add any relevant recent information and give the form to the police as it will have vital information about the person to help find them.
Message in a bottle
Message in a bottle is where you have a small bottle in the fridge containing essential personal and medication details, which informs neighbours or the emergency services of vital medical information quickly.
How can Adult Social Care help?
You can request an assessment for care and support from us. You don’t have to pay for the assessment however you may have to pay for any services offered depending on your financial circumstances.
Caring for someone with dementia
Caring for someone with dementia can be rewarding but challenging at times.
Dementia Carer have produced some short videos to help you with different situations.