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activities

 

• Active Living Clubs
• DIY in Shed
• Day Trippers
• Carers Support
• Cogs Club
• Tea and Chat

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Dementia Services in Dacorum

newspapersLatest statistics show Dacorum has the highest number of over 65s with dementia in Herts at 1,885, and this figure is predicted to rise to 2,159 by 2020.

The Hertfordshire Dementia Strategy 2015-19 report, which is a collaboration between county hall and health bosses, sets out a five-year plan to tackle the increasing number of dementia diagnoses in the county.

It is estimated that there are 15,000 people living with the condition in Hertfordshire, including 600 people with early onset dementia. The county council spends more than £90m every year on services for people with dementia and their carers, but due to the ageing population its thought this figure could rise.  

Tune in to BBC Three Counties Radio at 7.20am on Monday 12th September to listen to Melanie Clarke, Independent Living Schemes Manager from Age UK Dacorum talk about Dementia in Dacorum.

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Handyperson Service

Do you need help with DIY, repairs and maintenance around the house? We have handypersons to help you with these household jobs.

Our handyperson scheme is here to help older people, their carers and the disabled in the Dacorum area, Watford and Three Rivers.

Contact Linda on 020 8386 4214 for a quote or an estimate for a job.

Information & Signposting

Our information and signposting service can offer information on a range of issues relating to older people.

We can also provide information about local services available in Dacorum.

Call our information line on 01442 259049

Dementia Services - Cogs Club

We run four 'Cogs' Club in Dacorum (Aldbury, Berkhamsted, Leverstock Green & Bennets End). Our Cogs Clubs are modelled based on Cognitive Stimulation Therapy with specially-designed activities to support people experiencing mild to moderate memory problems.

For more information on our Cogs Clubs or other dementia services contact  Melanie on 01442 221000

Volunteering

Would you like to make a difference to the older people in our community? Meet people? Make new friends? Learn new skills? Have fun? 
There is a wide variety of volunteering opportunities within Age UK Dacorum.

About us

Age UK Dacorum is an independent charity working across Dacorum to improve the quality of life for older people.

Our mission is to promote the well-being of all older people and to help make later life a fulfilling and enjoyable experience

Events and Activities

We run a number of exciting fundraising events throughout the year. Join us to help raise essential funds that will ensure our work with and for older people in Dacorum can continue

Carers Support

Age UK Dacorum offers support to people living in the Borough who give unpaid care to a relative, neighbour or friend, where one of them is over 50 .  We can provide information and guidance on a range of issues from sitting services and respite care to Adult Care Service assessments.