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Dementia Support

  • Location: Age UK Calderdale & Kirklees
  • Price: Free
Call 01422 252 040 for more info

Please note, this service is not available outside Age UK Calderdale & Kirklees - Head Office's catchment area.

Age UK Calderdale & Kirklees
4-6 Square
Woolshops
Halifax
West Yorkshire
HX1 1RJ
United Kingdom

Information and help for people living with dementia and their carers.

Diagnosis of Dementia

Getting a diagnosis of dementia can be a difficult and upsetting time for both patients and carers. However there is a lot you can do in the early stages to continue being independent and feel supported.

We can help by providing information and advice, practical help at home and days out at our Wellbeing (Care) Centres.

Dementia Hubs in Calderdale and Kirklees

Age UK Calderdale & Kirklees and Community Links have partnered up to create the Kirklees Dementia Hub and the Calderdale Dementia Hub. These hubs provide information advice and support for people who are living with dementia, as well as their carers, family and friends.

For more information about the hubs, please visit their websites:

https://calderdaledementia.com/

https://www.commlinks.co.uk/?service=kirklees-dementia-hub

Other support from Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees

📝 Information and Advice:
We can provide information and advice about local support services, benefit entitlements, aids and adaptations for your home and legal and financial issues.

🏠 Help at Home
We provide practical services to help those who are struggling to stay independent and to free up time and energy for carers.

🏘️ Wellbeing Centres
A day out once a week at one of our Wellbeing (Care) Centres can provide friendship and new activities for people living with dementia and a welcome break from caring responsibilities for loved ones.

The Herbert Protocol

The Herbert Protocol is a national scheme that encourages carers, family and friends to provide and put together useful information on a single form, which can then be used in the event of a vulnerable person going missing. Kirklees Dementia Action Alliance is promoting the protocol across Kirklees with the support of West Yorkshire Police, Age UK C&K and other agencies.

Physical Activity and Dementia

There is increasing research indicating that taking part in physical activity can reduce your risk of developing dementia and if you have received a diagnosis, exercise can improve wellbeing for both you and your carer.

Kirklees Active Leisure:
KAL offer lots of classes and sessions suitable for people aged 50+ including Mature Movers, OWLS, Walking Football and Tai chi to name a few. You can find out where and when at their website www.kal.org.uk

Steps for Life:
Steps for Life is an exercise referral programme for people living with dementia and provides support, motivation and advice with a chance to try out a range of activities and enjoy the social side of meeting other people.

The scheme is for inactive people who have early onset dementia and are a resident in Kirklees.
For more information call 01484 237097 or email stepsforlife@kirklees.gov.uk

Calderdale Sports Centre:
They offer classes and sessions suitable for older people including Gentle Keep Fit, Zumba Gold and Pilates. Find out more on their website www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/sports-and-fitness

Other Dementia Support Organisations

There is lots of support for people living with dementia and their carers across Calderdale and Kirklees, plus activities such as 'dementia cafes' and 'singing for the brain'. See the list below some of the key support organisations.

https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/

https://www.dementiauk.org/

http://www.kirklees.gov.uk/beta/health-and-well-being/dementia.aspx