Alzheimer's Support

An independent charity offering a range of services to people living with all types of dementia and their family carers in East and West Wiltshire.  We also campaign to raise awareness of dementia and of the needs of people affected by it.

This homepage is updated regularly with latest events and on-going activities. Details of all our regular services including dementia advisers, day clubssupport at home and community activities can be found by clicking on the relevant tab.

sarah-mccall-gardener-compressed.jpgCongratulations to Sidmouth Club in Devizes, which has won the Best Club or Society category of Devizes in Bloom for the second year running!

The garden is maintained by our wonderful volunteer Sarah MacCall (...with help from a friendly gnome!)

 

 

Thanks to all who came to our memory tree event to memory-tree-leaf-compressed.jpgmark World Alzheimer's Day.
We lost count of numbers but there was a wonderful atmosphere outside our office in Trowbridge.
   Several dozen new 'leaves' grew on our memory tree, new Dementia Friends were created, the Shabby Chic stall raised £500 from visitors and passers-by - and much tea and cake was consumed!

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Annual Review
2013-14

Find our more about our work in the last financial year.
Click to download

 

 

newsletter-sept-2014-thumbnail.jpgOur Autumn newsletter is out!
Read all about plans for a Dementia Aware Wiltshire, 500 referrals in our Dementia Advisers' first year, opportunities to get involved in research, tips for eating well with dementia, what motivates our volunteers as we welcome our 100th helper, fundraising news and ideas,diary dates... and much more!
Click here to download or call 01225 776481 if you would like a copy in the post.

 

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New day club for Trowbridge!!

Members, staff and volunteers are settling in to our Mill Street club.
The club was renovated and furnished with  a grant from The Big Lottery and is open four days a week for up to ten members to enjoy a social day out. Click here for more details about our day clubs.

Get in touch if you would like to volunteer in the club one day a week. Training is given for this rewarding and enjoyable role.

The month ahead:  for details of activities in October, including our new Life Story Group, Singing for the Brain, Memory Awareness drop-ins, Carers' Groups and Cafes, click for West Wiltshire and East Willtshire.

Training for Carers
We are running another of our popular courses for family and other unpaid carers throughout October.  Six weekly sessions offer information and advice on caring for someone with any type of dementia, in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.
Click here for more information.

Sidmouth Club video. This short film shows the work of our sister day club in Devizes. Thanks to all who took part, and to our volunteer filmmaker Nicholas Burns.


Need advice about dementia in Wiltshire?

Our dementia advisers are on hand to offer advice on accessing services, support and benefits at every stage of your dementia journey.
They are based in GP surgeries aross East and West Wiltshire and can make home visits.
Click here for details of your adviser. 

Singing for the Brain pop-up video. This short film captures the moment when our Singing for the Brain groups staged a 'flash mob' choir in a busy Trowbridge shopping centre...

Wiltshire Voices film project. This film by Wiltshire Council provides an insight into the lives, hopes and challenges faced by people living with dementia and their families here in Wiltshire.


 

 

wilthshire dementia handbookClick here to download Wiltshire Council's handbook for those caring for someone with dementia. It is a long document so if you would prefer a copy to be sent in the post, call 0300 4560111

 

 

 

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