Dementia support

Our Dementia Support service is tailored to each person’s needs and all activity is agreed in advance with the carer, person with dementia and the wider family, if desired. 

Our Dementia Support service is tailored to each person’s needs and all activity is agreed in advance with the carer, person with dementia and the wider family, if desired. 

The service offers one-to-one support to people with dementia and their carers, which can be provided face-to-face, over the telephone or via written communication. The team also offers a home-visiting service for those families that might struggle to get out of the house.

The service offers one-to-one support to people with dementia and their carers, which can be provided face-to-face, over the telephone or via written communication. The team also offers a home-visiting service for those families that might struggle to get out of the house.

Following an initial assessment, our Dementia Support Workers will provide information, guidance and practical support to help people to better understand dementia, to cope with day-to-day living and to plan for the future. The service also supports people to access other services.

Following an initial assessment, our Dementia Support Workers will provide information, guidance and practical support to help people to better understand dementia, to cope with day-to-day living and to plan for the future. The service also supports people to access other services.

A fuller assessment is completed over time. This enables us to better understand how the person hopes to benefit from our support, to address any money or legal matters, to clarify their personal goals and to plan to ensure they can continue to live well as the dementia progresses.

A fuller assessment is completed over time. This enables us to better understand how the person hopes to benefit from our support, to address any money or legal matters, to clarify their personal goals and to plan to ensure they can continue to live well as the dementia progresses.

The team offers a range of opportunities that include training, social activities, Dementia Cafes, care calling, emotional support and also offers access to a whole range of other support through the Hillingdon Carers Partnership and beyond.

Dementia Cafes:

Templeton Cafe: The Templeton Centre, Joel Street, Northwood Hills HA6 
11:00am-12:30pm – every alternate Tuesday to Hayes Cafe

Hayes Cafe: Hayes & Harlington Community Centre, Albert Rd, Hayes UB3 4HR
10:30am-12:30pm – every alternate Friday to Templeton Cafe

The team offers a range of opportunities that include training, social activities, Dementia Cafes, singing for the brain sessions, care calling, emotional support and also offers access to a whole range of other support through the Hillingdon Carers Partnership and beyond.

In in the interest of improved communication, Dementia Support staff are based with the Carers Trust Hillingdon team at Hillingdon Carers Centre.

In in the interest of improved communication, Dementia Support staff are based with the Carers Trust Hillingdon team at Hillingdon Carers Centre.

For more information please contact:

For more information please contact:

Madhuri

Madhuri Kotecha - 07740 433472

[email protected]

Madhuri

Madhuri Kotecha

[email protected]

julie

Julia James - 07803 115535

[email protected]

Or via the Carers Centre on 01895 811206

Testimonial

Testimonial

I just wanted to thank you for the support you are giving Mum and Dad. It is really making a difference and makes Mums job easier particularly as she will listen to you and use the different strategies you talk to her about to good effect. Also, it is nice for her not to feel as alone now.

I just wanted to thank you for the support you are giving Mum and Dad. It is really making a difference and makes Mums job easier particularly as she will listen to you and use the different strategies you talk to her about to good effect. Also, it is nice for her not to feel as alone now.

Dementia Support from Hillingdon Council

Dementia is not a single illness but a group of symptoms caused by damage to the brain. It is more common in people over 65, but dementia can also affect younger people.

Help for people living with dementia

Seeking medical advice about dementia

When to seek medical advice for someone with dementia

Hillingdon Admiral Nurse Service

The Hillingdon Admiral Nurse Service works with families affected by dementia in the community.

Dementia Friends

We encourage residents to support people living with dementia to live well for longer by becoming a ‘dementia friend’.

Find out more information on the Dementia Friends website or call 01923 823999.

Dementia groups and activities

Our dementia groups are for residents and their carers who are in the early to mid-stages of dementia.  These sessions offer a social opportunity for residents to meet others also living with dementia, plus a range of activities  including reminisce, chair exercise, such as Boccia, bingo, art, music and much more.
All activities are free and open to Hillingdon residents living with dementia and their carers.
Please note: Booking is essential.

Tovertafel - Magic Tables

Come and visit our magic tables and enjoy a series of ‘light’ interactive games developed for people living with dementia and other disabilities.

Magic Tables
We welcome both adults and children with special needs to come and discover the magic tables and enjoy them with their families or carers. Organisations are also welcome to make bookings.