The Memory Loss Advice Service has two dementia advisers and an MCI (Mild Cognitive Impairment) Community Connector to support people with dementia and MCI and their family carers.
The service provides ongoing support from a named person and familiar face that people feel they can contact, enabling the person with a dementia or MCI to have a voice, and ensure a diagnosis of dementia or MCI means their needs are met and they can maintain a high quality of life.
We have explored different avenues for people to access us, including drop-in services, helpline, newsletter, twitter and memory awareness events, to reflect the diverse nature of dementia and those affected by it.
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Examples of support provided include helping people complete attendance allowance forms, advising what to say to a GP when addressing symptom concerns, referral to and liaison with social services and care providers to enable access to care, advice and support around lasting power or attorney and advance care planning, equipment and community transport to improve quality of life, information events and social gatherings, and generally being a listening ear when needed.
In addition, we provide emotional support, information about different forms of dementia, MCI, symptoms, managing different situations, and how to enable the person with dementia or MCI to live as full a life as possible, to maintain their skills, family roles and social opportunities.
We have three hub meetings a month, in Hale, Urmston, and Sale, for people with dementia and their carers:
Urmston: 1st Tuesday of the month from 1.30pm to 3.30pm at Age UK Trafford, 1-3 Church Road, Urmston, M41 9EH.
Hale: 4th Thursday of the month from 1.30pm to 3.30pm at All Saints Church, Hale Road, Hale Barnes, Altrincham WA15 8SP.
Attendees can meet others in a similar situation, share tips and experiences, listen to speakers on a range of relevant subjects, get advice and support from a Dementia Adviser, and provide mutual peer support, which is invaluable.
Drop in Sessions
We also have four drop-in sessions per month where you can have direct advice and support form a Dementia Adviser
Urmston: 4th Friday of the month from 10.00am to 12.00noon at Age UK Trafford, 1-3 Church Road, Urmston, M41 9EH.
Sale: 3rd Tuesday of the month from 1.00pm to 3.00pm at United Reform Church, Montague Road, Sale M33 3BU.
Partington: 2nd Monday of Month 10.30am-12.30pm at Partington Family Practice, Health Centre, 95 Central Road, Partington
Old Trafford: 3rd Tuesday of the month at Meeting Room 1, Limelight, 1 St Brides Way, Old Trafford
Our bi-monthly newsletter promotes upcoming events, news on dementia, tips and information that may be useful to all. We circulate to everyone presently on our database as it is a great way to share the benefits of peer support and to keep in touch with those who feel they are not ready to accept more direct contact just yet.
We also work in close collaboration with the Memory Service, in particular, if your needs change unexpectedly we can help you re-engage with the service so that you can receive the additional support your need.
When the time is right we also have a specialist day support service for people with dementia - please see our page on Day Support for further information.
Mild Cognitive Impairment
We provide a programme of support for people diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). This includes a weekly support group called “Blossom Out” based at Age UK Trafford in Urmston:
“Blossom Out” Group: every Wednesday 11.00am-1.00pm at Age UK Trafford, The Sharples Building, 1-3 Church Road, Urmston, M41 9EH
If you want more information about MCI please see the links to videos below which are on the NHS England Youtube site. There are two videos, one for professionals and the second one for members of the public. Both videos were made at Age UK Trafford and include Trafford patients with a diagnosis.
- Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) - A Guide for Professionals:
- Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) - A Guide for the Public:
Dementia Awareness Training
We offer free staff training for local businesses to gain a valuable insight into the many forms of dementia in order to better support their ageing customers as well as family and friends. Please watch the short film below for more information.
Dementia Awareness Training Video
For more information on any of the above contact our dementia advisers - Laura Flanagan and Gaye Williams, our MCI Community Connector, Jenny Burton (or their admin. support Patrick Cunningham) - on 0161 746 3944.
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dementia and Memory Loss Support