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.

Can you spare a few hours?
Vera-at-work.jpgWe are looking for caring and supportive people to volunteer at our weekly art group which meets on Wedesday mornings in Pewsey. The role involves setting up the room, serving refreshments and providing a friendly welcome.

If you prefer a behind the scenes role we would also welcome some help in our offices in Trowbridge and Devizes.
Please get in touch with Annie Clayton on 01225 776481 to find out more.

 

 



 

 

Life Story group 
We have places in our new weekly group starting in Pewsey on October 28.
Over six weeks people with dementia and their family carers will be supported to create an album of the person's life using their own photographs and memorabilia.
The resulting document should become a treasured possession and be so useful for professionals wanting to get to know the person behind the dementia.
To book your place call Gaynor on 07936 540096

Dementia diagnosis survey 2014
If you or a member of your family was diagnosed with dementia in Wiltshire within the past 12 months, we would love you to complete this short survey about your experiences.
This is an update to our 2012 survey so we can measure the recent improvements that have taken place in Wiltshire.  Click here for a pdf version or click here for a Word version that you can complete electronically and return by email. 

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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.

 

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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Alzheimer's Society / Leading the fight against dementia Carers in Wiltshire Avon and Wiltshire / Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust Wiltshire Council / Where everybody matters