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Living with dementia in Leicester and Leicestershire, whether you are the person diagnosed or their carer, introduces many changes and challenges to daily life.

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Our dementia support service offers support in Leicester and Leicestershire for those living with dementia and their carers and actively promotes their wellbeing.

Personalised One to One Support

• Provides tailored information and advice as required, to support people living with dementia and their carers throughout their dementia journey.

• Support can be provided face to face in people’s homes or at a Dementia Support Clinic, over the telephone or online.

• Supports people to explore strategies enabling them to live well with dementia by focusing on their strengths and abilities.

• Provides short term emotional support.

• Supports people to access other health, social care and community services.

Post Diagnostic Information Sessions

A mixture of online and face to face sessions are delivered every week, providing people a range of information to help them understand more about dementia, learn strategies to support them to manage dementia symptoms, receive key information about planning ahead and local services they may wish to access

Benefits Advice

The service has a dedicated Information and Advice Worker, to support people to apply for benefits, maximise their income and plan for the future.

Memory Cafes and Social Groups

The service facilitates Memory Cafes, Social groups, Peer Groups, and activities such as walking, gardening and trips out.

Download the Dementia Support Groups leaflet

Maintenance Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (MCST)

A programme of sessions available to people living with dementia or Mild Cognitive Impairment.  The sessions provide meaningful and stimulating group activities which are proven to help maintain memory and mental functioning.  The groups provide a fun, supportive environment where people can build new friendships.

Download the MCST (Graysford Hall) leaflet

Download the MCST (Cedar Mews) leaflet

Informal Carer Learning

Informal Carer Learning enables families/informal carers to support individuals living with dementia and help ensure that they can lead as full and active a life as possible. Carers will gain the knowledge and skills they may need to continue in their caring role.

Topics include:

• Understanding dementia
• Strategies to support the person living with dementia
• Managing money
• Support available
• Planning for the future
• Looking after yourself

The service also runs ad hoc sessions on other topics including:

• First Aid
• Mindfulness
• Moving & Handling

Download the Carer Learning leaflet 

Digital Support

Supports individuals living with dementia and carers to increase their confidence and independence with getting online and developing their skills with using technology

Download the Let's Get Digital leaflet
Download the Demential Support Digital Service leaflet

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Contact Details

Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland
Thorncroft House
244 London Rd
Leicester
LE2 1RH.

Telephone: 0116 223 7363.
Email: dementia.support@ageukleics.org.uk

Open Monday to Friday between 08:30 am - 5:30 pm.