Dementia is a broad category of brain diseases that cause a long-term and often gradual decrease in the ability to think and remember, other common symptoms include emotional problems, difficulties with language, and a decrease in motivation.
It is important to understand that everyone's dementia diagnosis will be different, the changes and challenges will impact each person in their own unique way and those caring for people living with dementia are also greatly affected.
Age UK Tameside offers a range of services to meet these different and changing needs, our services include carers and we work together to find the best ways to support.
What we offer:
Drop-in sessions for people who want to better understand dementia, other services available in the borough and general information and advice. The drop-ins will be as follows:
From June we will be on Ashton Market providing advice and support every 2st & 4th Thursday afternoon 1.30pm-3.30pm and at The Grafton Centre, Grafton Street, Hyde, SK14 2AX every 1nd & 3rd Thursday afternoon 2pm-3.30pm.
A weekly activity group for carers and their loved ones living with dementia, is held every Tuesday, it providesa space to do fun and interesting activities together, meet other carers as a way of connecting with people who share a caring experience, the activity group is held at our Ashton Centre, it starts at 1.30pm and finishes at 3.30pm. To attend the Tuesday activity group you will need to call Monday between 10an to 2pm on 07908809582.
We offer a course dedicated to carers, a way for them to come together to find that much-needed support and 'me time', alongside the course we offer an activity for those living with dementia so people are able to attend together.
Carers Course comments:
"This group meeting has taught me so much, it has made me realise I’m not the only one trying to cope, and if you look there is help”
“Thank you for reminding me that I matter”
“The course for carers was very interesting, informative and well planned”
“I have learnt a lot and now feel as though I can begin to think about myself as a person again”
“I have made some nice new friends”
“The facilitator couldn’t have been any more helpful. I have really enjoyed the class and have leant so much with her help”
“Excellent carers course with very positive results”
“Great course, learnt such a lot about Me”
If you are interested in any of the support we offer contact Dawn Linnie on 0161 308 5000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Here's how you can get in touch with Age UK Tameside.
Our main office:
131 Katherine Street,
Phone number: 0161 308 5000