Over the past 3 months, our organisations have worked extremely hard to adapt our working practices to ensure that we continue to effectively support those who access our services and to ensure that we reach as many people as possible to inform them of what we can offer and how we can deliver it. Alzheimer’s Society are continuing to deliver highly effective support to people affected by dementia through our Dementia Connect service and I wanted to share with you what this currently looks like and for you to gain a better understanding of the work that we are doing in Wrexham.
Dementia Connect is Alzheimer’s Society’s personalised support and advice service. It’s for people with dementia, their carers, families and friends. The service is free, easy to access by phone or online, and puts you in touch with Alzheimer’s Society’s dementia advisers. They will listen, help with all your dementia-related questions, and connect you to the support you need. This includes help in your area, as well as phone and online advice and information. Alzheimer’s Society will keep in touch with you, so you always have the support you need, only ever needing to tell your story once. You do not have to have a dementia diagnosis to be able to access our service – we will support anyone who is worried about their memory or awaiting assessment from the memory clinic
Our dementia advisors work with many organisations across the local authority and refer and signpost to the fabulous service provision that we have in Wrexham. However, we feel that there are still many people living in Wrexham that would benefit from this support but are not aware of it. I am therefore inviting you and those you work with to attend our Dementia Connect zoom meeting to learn more about our working practices, understand the referral process and to look at ways in which we can reach more people affected by Dementia in Wrexham. There will also be an opportunity for questions and answers.
Please feel free to share and invite your colleagues to attend this session as the more people that understand how the service works, the great chances we have in raising awareness and ensuring that people receive the support that they need.